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  • Experts discuss United States-North Korea Vietnam summit

    first_imgOn the same day President Donald Trump met with North Korean leadership and Kim Jong-Un at a summit in Vietnam, Sean King, an East Asia expert, and George Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., professor emeritus of peace studies, held an open discussion on the subject of U.S. and North Korea relations at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. Patrick Deegan, director of undergraduate studies for the Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Studies, facilitated the talk, which was also available via live stream. The talk began with opening remarks from King and Lopez on their thoughts about the Hanoi summit, the second public meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-Un after the two world leaders met for a summit in Singapore in June of 2018. “I think he wants to be the president who can say he ended the Korean War,” King said. King and Lopez fielded questions from those in attendance revolving around the history of the Korean War, North Korea’s efforts with nuclear weapons, fact-checking the president and their outlook on both summits. “By leaving [the Trans-Pacific Partnership], Trump weakened U.S. influence in Asia at the expense of strengthening mainland China,” Lopez said. King echoed Lopez’s sentiments, noting that leaving the partnership might make U.S. allies nervous and embolden North Korea.“Suspending military exercises in South Korea for eight months, it makes people question the U.S. and its alliances in Asia,” he said. “Kim Jong-Un can taste that.”When asked about the potential consequences of President Trump pulling American Troops from South Korea, King said “it would open the door for China to expand.”  Talking points on the U.S. and North Korean relations revolved around President Trump and his dealings with North Korean leadership. King said he categorizes his outlook as “openly pessimistic,” after telling Bloomberg in April that he was “cautiously pessimistic.” Lopez said Trump’s shortcomings in appointing strong ambassadors may have played a role in the current administration’s struggles in international relations. “[It’s a] lax attitude with appointing ambassadors to major allies,” he said. “[We’re] weak in that regard.” While most of the discussion revolved around relations between the U.S. and North Korea, the event also touched upon the geopolitical context of East Asia. King said he had little confidence in Trump’s ability to hold out against mounting economic pressure from China.“Trump will choke on the trade battle with mainland China,” he said.King and Lopez attempted to clarify the goal of this most recent meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Lopez said the summit ultimately has shallow aims.“It’s been made aware a number of issues were not on the table for discussion,” Lopez said. “This is not a negotiation, not a summit in the traditional sense. It’s a photo opportunity. There was simply not enough done by advance teams to anticipate nuclear or military resolutions.” King said the Trump administration may broach the topics of a peace declaration and relief from targeted sanctions against North Korea, but he does not believe it is currently possible to achieve true peace on the Korean Peninsula.“The conditions for peace do not exist,” King said. Instead, King said an agreement of mutual non-aggression is more likely. Still, King said efforts for any sort of peace-related treaty may end up being “a slippery slope” and a “North Korean trap.” Tags: Donald Trump, Global politics, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Peace Studies, Peace Summit, Vietnamlast_img read more

  • U16 Afrobasket: We Lost to a Better Team, Says Bormini

    first_imgTeam Nigeria’s captain to the FIBA U16 Africa Basketball championship in Cape Verde, Bormini Dennis, has revealed that the team was left distraught after failing to pick one of the tickets to the 2020 FIBA U17 World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, after losing to defending champions Mali 54-45.The junior D’Tigers went into the game on the back of a massive 86-36 quarter final win over Tunisia on Friday but were zoned out by the Malians who he noted had them in terms of size. Mali took control of the semi final tie from the jump off winning every quarter of the game and also out rebounding the team and amassing lesser fouls compared to the Nigerians.Reacting to the loss, the point guard noted that the team failed to play to their strength like they did in previous games that saw them come out victorious.“It was just not our day. We did what we were supposed to do but the shots just didn’t come in. We lost plenty of two and three point shots which we easily converted before.“Although we lost, I think we gave everything on the court and we hope we can continue giving. The federation should help us by exposing us to more competitions and the results will be different, this is an amazing opportunity”Bormini contributed seven points to the team in their loss to Mali making just one out of seven three point attempts, a bad day in the office for the point guard.“Honestly I still think it is a dream but what is done is done. This experience will forever be with me and I want to thank our sponsors Milo for their effort. I want to say thank you to everyone that believed on us but I can only say I am sorry we could not bring back the World Cup ticket and the trophy,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Editorial: Level the playing field on Oakland Coliseum deal

    first_imgNow that the Oakland A’s have announced plans to build a new ballpark on the waterfront next to Jack London Square, the city should solicit proposals from all comers for the Coliseum site the team would be abandoning.After a botched plan last year to build a new ballpark next to Laney College, A’s President Dave Kaval last week unveiled drawings for a new field of dreams at Howard Terminal.David KavalThe waterfront site, owned by the Port of Oakland, presents the A’s with significant …last_img read more

  • McCollum fuels Blazers rally past Wizards

    first_img“I have all the confidence in the world,” McCollum said. “And I can live with missing shots, and I can live with people saying that I’m not clutch. Because I know who I am. So it doesn’t faze me.”Damian Lillard led with 29 points for Portland, which trailed by 17 points early in the fourth quarter, a night after another dramatic 127-125 victory at Brooklyn on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJusuf Nurkick had 17 points and Noah Vonleh grabbed 10 rebounds for the Blazers.But after some late misses earlier this season, it was McCollum who scored 24 of his 26 points after halftime, and 13 in the fourth quarter, while playing the last 8:53 with five fouls. Spurs use stingy defense to down Hornets Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) shoots against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr., center obscured, and center Marcin Gortat (13), of Poland, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-105. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — C.J. McCollum shook off foul trouble and the memory of some recent late misses to prove his clutch ability again on Saturday night.McCollum scored 26 points, including seven straight during a 10-0 game-closing run, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunning 108-105 comeback victory over the short-handed Washington Wizards.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Coach Terry Stotts started Lillard, McCollum, Nurkic, Connaughton and Vonleh on back-to-back nights. They hadn’t started together before Friday. … McCollum picked up his third personal foul with 8:05 left and finished the first half with two points after playing only 12 minutes. … Stotts celebrated his 60th birthday.Wizards: Tim Frazier scored seven points in the first quarter before besting his previous season high of 10 with a jumper midway through the third. He finished with 11. … Washington received two technical fouls in the third quarter.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Close a three-game East Coast trip at the New York Knicks on Monday.Wizards: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday to continue a stretch of 10 of 12 games on the road. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA His contested 20-foot fadeaway gave the Blazers a 106-105 lead for good with 21 seconds left.Earlier this season, McCollum missed two of his last five free throws in a 104-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 26, and a potential game-winning jumper in a 98-97 loss to Memphis on Nov. 8.“Check the numbers,” McCollum said. “I might miss free throws every now and then, but my body of work, dating back to when I was in high school, I hit big shots. And I miss them sometimes.”Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Otto Porter added 24 points and 10 rebounds for Washington in the first game of what the team expects to be a two-week stretch without All-Star John Wall. The point guard received injections to treat left knee inflammation earlier Saturday.Beal missed a jumper to give Washington back the lead with 6.5 seconds left and a potential game-tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img “I guess there was just a little guy sitting on top of the rim knocking the ball out of there,” Beal said. “I definitely put it on my shoulders.”The Wizards led 94-77 before Portland put together a 20-7 run to close within four, and still had a seven-point lead when Markieff Morris was called for a flagrant foul with 1:32 to play.Nurkic hit one of two free throws to make it 105-99. Then McCollum hit a 3-pointer, a runner, and then the fadeaway over Porter’s outstretched arm, giving the Blazers their first lead since the first quarter.“When he sees the ball go in and he’s moving like he was moving, he’ll make anything,” Lillard said. “There’s no such thing as a bad shot at that point.”Pat Connaughton added two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining.WALL-KING GINGERLYWall, 27, received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections earlier Saturday in the hope of reducing his knee inflammation.A team statement said the injury occurred when Wall made knee-to-knee contact with another player during a Nov. 7 loss to Dallas. Wall had previously said fluid on his knee built up after he received IV fluids to deal with illness and migraines before a win against Atlanta on Nov. 11.ONLY ONE PAIRWith Wall out, Portland’s backcourt of Lillard (25.2 points) and McCollum (21.8) is the only healthy NBA tandem with two players averaging more than 20 points. Beal (24.1) and Wall (20.3) were the other. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

  • P.Kashyap’s star is on the rise as Indian badminton thrives in the Commonwealth Games

    first_imgP.KashyapNo Saina, no chance. It was a thought that cropped up when the reigning queen of Indian badminton was forced to skip the Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG) to recuperate from injury and prepare for the Worlds beginning on August 25 and the Asian Games starting in September. A few years,P.KashyapNo Saina, no chance. It was a thought that cropped up when the reigning queen of Indian badminton was forced to skip the Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG) to recuperate from injury and prepare for the Worlds beginning on August 25 and the Asian Games starting in September. A few years ago, the idea of finding a replacement for any sure-shot medallist would have consumed India’s tiny world of non-cricket sport. But times have changed, particularly for Indian badminton.At Glasgow, Saina Nehwal’s peers stepped up to show that they can don the mantle in her absence. P.V. Sindhu, all of 19 but growing constantly in confidence and consistency, won her first CWG bronze. The women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa went down in the final to clinch silver. RMV Gurusaidutt, 24, lost a hard-fought semi-final and went on to win a bronze medal in the men’s singles. And, the icing on the cake, Parupalli Kashyap defied the odds to win India’s first gold medal in men’s singles since Syed Modi in the 1982 Games at Brisbane.After a series of jump-smashes in a nail-biting final against Singapore’s Derek Wong, Kashyap peeled off his shirt soccer-style, pumped his fists in the air like a cricket centurion, and grabbed the Indian tricolour from a fan to take a victory lap as if he was a champion sprinter. “It’s the first time I have won gold in a mega event. That’s why that celebration,” Kashyap said, explaining his delirious post-match reaction. “I have been a quarter-finalist in the World Championships, at the Olympics, and in the All England Open. Believe me, I know what it means to win gold at the CWG!”advertisementThough he had clinched a bronze at the Delhi Games in 2010, a gold medal appeared elusive for Kashyap and came only with a little help from his friend, Gurusaidutt, who beat the top seed Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia in the quarter-final. With defending champion and World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei staying away, like Nehwal due to injury, it was Kashyap’s time to grab his chance.The 27-year-old has made it a habit of beating the odds ever since he was a young hopeful. After turning down an engineering college seat because of his love for badminton, Kashyap’s sporting career almost came to an end as a promising 19-year-old when he was diagnosed with asthma. Instead of giving up, he decided to battle on at former all-England champion Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy in Hyderabad, where Nehwal and Sindhu also train. Often finding himself in rickety halls fitted with dusty air conditioners, Kashyap played to win despite the strain the effort put on his lungs.Finally, with Gopichand by his side, Kashyap learnt how to live with the disease. Even at Glasgow, the SWOT analysis of potential rivals plotted in advance by Gopichand helped Kashyap plan his strategy carefully. He made Kashyap watch the semi-final between Wong and Gurusaidutt, providing his expert advice on how to play. During the final, he kept whispering from the sidelines that Kashyap must stay calm and stick to his natural game. “He just asked me to focus on the next point instead of the outcome of the match. All I did was back my instincts and play my shots,” says Kashyap. “If I am in the Top 20 in the world today, it is only because of Gopi sir. He understands me better than anyone else.”For Gopichand, the basic principles are simple and sacrosanct. “Total dedication is the first requisite to excel. I insist on everyone scrupulously following a schedule from morning to night and being on time for every session. It builds determination. Only then can one develop skills like being fast and agile, staying fit and preparing tactically for every match,” he says.It’s a philosophy that his other wards follow religiously as well. One of them, Sindhu, faltered in the semi-final and paid the price for her lapses to settle for bronze. “Winning at the highest level depends, apart from skills, on the ability to turn out the best performance on a particular day. I have to focus on my drop shots and smashes and continue to improve,” she says. Now ranked No. 10 in the world, Sindhu is without doubt an ascendant star in the world of badminton with two Grand Prix golds and a bronze in the 2013 BWF World Championships.The doubles pair of Ponnappa and Jwala train with Gopichand’s former coach S.M. Arif. Jwala is planning to open a centre in Hyderabad to rival Gopichand’s academy in the city. Jwala and Gopichand are known to not get along. “What Gopi has done for the men’s and women’s singles is needed badly for the paired events. There is no one once the Jwala-Ashwini pair fades out,” says former national coach Vimal Kumar, who runs the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore. But Gopichand is optimistic about reaping a rich harvest from the talent available in the long run.advertisementBut, for now, more grinding assignments beckon. The Indian badminton troupe will be together again at the World Championships in Copenhagen from August 25-31: with four fresh Commonwealth Games medallists, and a fit-again Saina leading the charge.Follow the writer on Twitter @AmarnathKMenonTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

  • Klopps claims Liverpool January break is completely helpful

    first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims the Reds fixture break that came as a result of a lack of cup games at the end of January will be “100 per cent helpful” to his team.Liverpool entered a period of injury crisis prompting Fabinho to be deployed at centre-back in last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Brighton.While Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are out of action, Joel Matip was listed for bench against Brighton following his recovery from shoulder injury.Klopp’s side are already out of both the EFL Cup and FA Cup and are forced to be on break this January.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The break that we are getting at the end of January is going to be 100 per cent helpful for the boys with injuries,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo cited by Evening Standard.“I hope that Dejan and Joe make big steps to come forward.“For Adam (Lallana) it might be a bit early but we have a few players out and they need the time.“We have Joel now back as he was on the bench against Brighton but he as well will use the time for bone healing and it all helps so it’s good for us in that way.”last_img read more

  • Holiday Jazz Concert

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