giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com August 16, 2018


U.S. delays ICBM test until after 2018 Winter Olympics

09 February 2018, 01:56 | Darnell Patrick

While South Korea prepared to welcome Kim Yo Jong, Vice President Mike Pence said in Japan that the U.S.is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea, boosting pressure on its government during the Olympics.

But the parade was not broadcast live on TV as usual and global journalists were not invited.

North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile on September 3 and called its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a "perfect success", sparking world condemnation and promises of tougher United States sanctions. "But we'll see what happens".

Pyongyang test-fired several ballistic missiles over Japan previous year and detonated a nuclear device.

Pence, who is set to lead the US delegation at the opening ceremonies Friday, made the announcement in Japan on Wednesday after meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

They are scheduled to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday.

It began with thousands of goose-stepping troops lined up in Kim Il Sung Square to form words and slogans.

But none of them were spotted in satellite imagery of rehearsals ahead of the parade, according to respected United States website 38 North. Not only did he broker an agreement to bring North Korea to the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang; he convinced U.S. President Donald Trump that doing so was in fact Trump's idea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also delivered a speech celebrating the country's military prowess.

"If Samsung does not apologise for its unwise action, this will greatly affect Samsung's trade relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran", the state news agency IRNA quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying.

What the Isaiah Thomas trade means for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Thomas can give them quality point guard play and something to watch until Lonzo Ball returns from knee soreness. The Huskies won a regular season Pacific-10 Conference title and two Pac-10 Tournament titles with Thomas .


Ever heard of "Cheddar Man?" Here's a look at him, reconstructed
To be able to completely reconstruct what Cheddar man looked like in so much detail from such a small amount of DNA is incredible. Britain's oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man , was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough's Cave in Somerset.


Sanchez Sentenced To 16 Months' Jail For Tax Fraud
The Chile global arrived at Old Trafford from Arsenal in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction. It was the biggest Manchester United post on Instagram with 2m likes and comments.


In 2016, South Korea's former spy chief said Kim Yo-jong was seen "abusing power", punishing propaganda department executives for "minor mistakes". But Pyongyang indicated it is not interested in meeting with the Pence-led delegation.

On Wednesday, Pence announced the USA would again ramp up economic sanctions aimed at starving the regime of resources.

South Korea's Unification Ministry said Wednesday that the government is reviewing whether to meet North Korea's request to provide fuel to the ferry.

But he left open the possibility of meeting Pyongyang's representatives. She is slated to attend some events of the games, which run February 9 to 25, that the USA will compete in.

The delegation's visit is the diplomatic high point of a sudden warming of ties across the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, triggered by the Pyeongchang Games.

That ICBM was a new large missile, called the Hwasong 15, that North Korea had not been paraded in April and was of a totally different design from that of the ICBM's launched in July.

"They are here to make fools of South Koreans, and I can not accept that", said 71-year-old Kwon Oh-seok, adding that he had travelled from Seoul, the capital, to protest against the performance.

"My staff came back to South Korea in an empty vehicle".

"May these Olympics be a great feast of friendship and sport", he said, adding that the Vatican was ready to back any "useful peace initiative that favours peace and encounter among peoples".



Other News

Trending Now

Frontier offers nonstop flights to Orlando, Austin from Sunport
Travel is valid April 8 through Jun. 13, 2018, for markets with a service start date prior to May. Fares must be purchased by 11:59 p.m.

Why Entrepreneurs Carry Business Cards
You will have to wait for them to visit your website or store later and this can mean they’ve already forgotten about you. If you succeed in creating a memorable business card, you don’t just connect deeper with the person you gave the card to.

Chelsea give Antonio Conte chance to save his job
Chelsea FC finished seven points clear of their closest title challengers Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last week. Conte made a number of mistakes past year , but that one might prove to be the biggest.

Lenovo recalls ThinkPad laptops due to fire hazard
If affected, people are asked to immediately stop using the laptop and to then locate a repair center for inspection and fixes. The laptop would have a manufacture date between December 2017 and October 2017 and the machine type 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4.

Apple plays down iPhone source code leak risk
Apple iOS and MacOS specialist Jonathan Levin told the website that the iBoot posting is "the biggest leak in history ". Apple has confirmed with TechCrunch that the code appears to be real, but adds that it's tied to old software.

White House aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse
Willoughby married Porter in 2009, and told CNN she endured emotional abuse from Porter that included "intense" bursts of anger. Holdnerness married Porter in 2003, and told CNN on Wednesday that the physical abuse began nearly immediately.

Salah out to pip Kane to Golden Boot
I wanted to go back to England and when I had the opportunity to come to Liverpool I was very happy. This year I'm scoring more goals .

Cornell fraternity on probation for secret 'pig roast' sex contest
Along with probation, the chapter is required to conduct its own review, as well as undergo one by its national organization. The fraternity said in a statement that the allegations were contrary to its values and mission.

Cities Issue Snow Emergencies Amid Winter Storm Forecast
The wind will be out of the northeast between 10-20 miles per hour which will cut down visibility next to nothing at times. Thursday will end up being a nice day with some sun and fresh snow on the ground; highs will be in the low 20s.

Military parade in N. Korea on eve of Olympics
Pence's strenuous efforts to highlight the threat from the North and its treatment of its people present a dilemma for Moon. Although the U.S. had not requested talks with North Korea, Mr Pence left open the possibility of some contact.