Fishing Ban Meant to Appease Russia

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Choi Song Min – 2015.02.24 1:58pm News SHARE Fishing Ban Meant to Appease Russia NewsEconomy AvatarChoi Song Min center_img News News North Koreans are now banned from fishingnear the Russian border, according to announcements based on decrees from NorthKorean Central Party and the Ministry of People’s Security [MPS]. The newfishing restrictions are not solely intended as a fence-mending effort, but rather as measures taken by the North Korean authorities in order toavoid an unsavory incident from occurring before Kim Jong Eun’smuch-anticipated visit to Russia in May for World War II anniversarycelebrations. “At the beginning of this month, the entirecountry’s fisheries industry was informed by the Chosun Workers’ Party CentralCommittee that all fishing operations near the Russian border and downstream ofthe Tumen River are hereby banned,” a source from North Hamkyung Province toldthe Daily NK on February 23rd. “In the past four days, offenders of sea entryand exit laws have been issued severe penalties. To emphasize its seriousness,the new decree has even been announced through the MPS.” He explained that the mandate from the MPSstipulates that fishing operations in the waterways near the Russian border arestrictly forbidden and any person or parties who break this law will be subjectto severe penalties. “Guards from the 7th Squadron under North Korea’s East Seafleet command have already been deployed in positions to trap would-befisherman in the waters surrounding Sonbong County.” A fishing ban of this nature is extremerare, requiring tight-fisted control of fishing in the Northern Sea, whichcan only be made possible by the mobilization of multiple naval vessels,according to the source. “In the past, spotting naval vessels patrolling theTumen River or the Northern Seas was quite difficult. Even if you searched allday long, you might see only one or two,” he explained.Naval patrol vessels are mostly concentrated in the south of Gangwon Province near theMilitary Demarcation Line, tasked with controlling any vessel that crossesover for fishing or other purposes.The source asserted the Party’s new laws onfishing restrictions, including the orders conveyed through the MPS, to showthat the regime is taking pains to avoid any negative incidents before Kim JongEun’s Russia visit–his first trip out of the country sincerising to power. “In order to receive economic support and investment fromRussia, it will be important to create an amicable environment by undertakingthese kinds of measures,” he said.The stricter controls apply not onlyGangwon Province’s nearby seas, but also to the northern part of North HamkyungProvince’s waterways, resulting in further strife for local fisherman whostruggle to make a living. These fisherman typically flock to the freshwater areas near the mouth of the Tumen River, particularly close to the maritime border with Russia, around squid season to take advantage of the abundance of quality sea life coming from the waters–a cornucopia of shellfish including shrimp, crabs, and squid; this has been the source ofconstant conflict with Russia.In the past, those who crossed the border intoRussian waters have been caught and detained by Russian authorities. North Koreanfisherman converge on the region during squid and sailfin sandfish season,becoming a general nuisance for Russia and a burden to its naval officials. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Alkaline’s visa revoked!

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 19th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Here is a look at our top stories…Public Health and environmental activist are warning residents about the proposed use of genetically modified mosquitoes said to be released in the Caribbean. The mosquitoes are being released as a project to fight against the Zika carrying insects, however, the activists are saying that allowing the widespread release before testing is negligent, especially with accidental ingestion possible.Miami Gardens Mayor held the annual state of the City address to a room of over 100 residents wanting to know what was in the future for the community. During Mayor Gilberts fourth address to residents and officials, he promoted economic development, real estate and a diversion program to give children with prior convictions in their background another chance at success.Reggae artist and legend Everton Blender successfully represented Jamaica at the music festival in Beijing. The award winner was included in the diverse group of musicians selected from the Caribbean to represent their country at the free, four day Latin America and Caribbean Music Festival.In Sports, Congratulations to the Lauderhill Lions on winning this years Unifest knockout match. For the CASA Super league, two games will be held at the Lauderhill Sports Park on Saturday night. Miami United will play Albion Plantation at 6:15 and the Fort Lauderdale Blazers will face off against Team Haiti at 8:15.And now, here’s what’s Trending:Jamaican dancehall artist, Alkaline, is the newest DJ added the list of musicians to have their visas revoked. Reports claim that U.S immigration has moved to this decision as a repercussion stemming from Jamaica’s refusal to cooperate in the U.S extraction of a drug dealer. Others say he has been banned for advocating violence against homosexuals.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Afternoon thunderstorms scattered throughout Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 77. Thunderstorms also across the Miami-Dade, with a high of 87 and a low of 76.For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean-American outlet.last_img read more

49ers vs. Cardinals odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Thursday Night Football’

first_imgThe 49ers (7-0) will try to go through the first half of their 2019 NFL season when they travel to face the Cardinals (3-4-1) on “Thursday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video). San Francisco has played only one NFC West division game so far, beating Los Angeles. So has Arizona, losing to Seattle.The Cardinals have struggled offensively of late against a tough schedule and will be without running backs David Johnson and Chase Edmonds against a very tough 49ers defense, needing to turn to a committee led by newly acquired Kenyan Drake. The 49ers are rolling with their deep backfield, led by Tevin Coleman, who had four TDs against the Panthers. Here’s everything to know about betting on 49ers vs. Cardinals in Week 9, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Thursday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook Review49ers vs. Cardinals odds for ‘Thursday Night Football’Spread: 49ers by 10.5Point total: 43Odds: 49ers -102, Cardinals -108The 49ers have been solid double-digit favorites since blowing out the Panthers at home, on the heels of the Cardinals being routed by the Saints on the road. Nothing has to give here as Arizona is having trouble scoring points and San Francisco is giving up few.49ers vs. Cardinals all-time seriesThe 49ers still lead the series, but it’s a lot closer than you expect at 29-26. There’s a good reason why: Arizona is riding an incredible four-year, eight-game winning streak to close the gap. Before then, San Francisco was on a 10-2 run. Coach Kyle Shanahan is looking for his first win in the rivalry, as is obviously rookie counterpart Kliff Kingsbury.Three trends to know— 63 percent of the bettors like the 49ers to cover their big number after they posted a 51-13 victory last week, despite this being a short week on the road.— 52 percent of bettors like the point total to go over, largely because they have faith the 49ers could do most of the damage themselves again.— The 49ers are 5-2 against the spread this season. The Cardinals are 5-3.Three things to watchColemen staying hotThe Cardinals are No. 25 against the run, allowing on average 130.1 yards per game at 4.7 yards per carry. Coleman just rushed for 105 yards and 3 TDs on only 11 carries last week against the Panthers, who are now the No. 27 rush defense. With Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert hurting, Coleman should see a big workload and be efficient again.Kittle vs. the Cards, tooThe Cardinals are the worst team in the NFL in covering the tight end. They allow on average 7 catches for 88 yards and a TD to the position per game. Kittle dropped 6 for 86 on the Panthers and should have scored had it not been for penalties in the end zone. Nothing has to give here, either.Murray’s slumpCardinals QB Kyler Murray, the first overall pick in the No. 1 draft, has gone without a touchdown pass in four of the past five games. The 49ers, led by the pass rush of No. 2 rookie overall pick Nick Bosa, haven’t allowed a passing TD since Week 3 vs. the Steelers. Stat that mattersJimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers’ starting quarterback, is remarkably 15-2 as a starter in the NFL. He has never played against the Cardinals as a member of the 49ers, a reason why Shanahan doesn’t have a win in the series yet. But Garoppolo did make his first start as a Patriot in Arizona, throwing for 264 yards and a TD in a 23-21 Week 1 win in 2016.49ers vs. Cardinals predictionThe 49ers will want to shorten this game with the run as much as possible so they can go and enjoy a mini-bye as quickly as possible. The Cardinals like to run a lot of plays with Murray, but it will be hard when he’s not on the field much and plenty of drives stall with no running game to help. This should be a cruising but not crushing road win for San Francisco.49ers 24, Cardinals 10last_img read more