A Prisoner Stoned to Death

first_img News A Prisoner Stoned to Death SHARE By Daily NK – 2005.12.27 3:15pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News Facebook Twittercenter_img [imText1]In 1984, a 27-year-old political prisoner working as a mechanic at the transportation unit, Tongpo Sector, Settlement No.13, stole a guard jeep (plate No. 580131) and succeeded in fleeing to China, leaving the jeep by the riverside. However, he was arrested and repatriated back to North Korea by the Chinese authorities. The settlement supervisor was furious, saying that the incident was a personal insult against Kim Il Sung, the Great Leader.The prisoner had wire pierced through his nose and large nails hammered through his toes and legs. Then, the other prisoners were forced to stone him to death.I did not actually witness the execution myself, but it was common knowledge in the settlement because the commanding officers often reminded the prisoners of this execution as a warning. I watched similar public execution when I was student, twice in Hamhung city and once in Chongjin city. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 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 AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more

NMAA Announces Hall Of Fame ‘Class Of 2020’

first_imgManning has coached a variety of sports over the years, including football, basketball, track & field and golf.  He currently serves as co-head coach of the boys’ golf team for the Horsemen, in addition to being full-time Athletic Director. Under his leadership as Athletic Director at St. Michael’s, the Horsemen have 52 State Championships, 111 district championships and three NMAA Director’s Cups. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Viramontes has coached track, football and basketball at the middle school and high school levels for LCPS. Tom Manning – St. Michael’s High School Dr. Caton and his wife Carrie, have two children: daughter, Kirstin, a teacher at Artesia High School and son, Koby, an Athletic Trainer for Artesia High School. The NMAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon noon Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel. Manning and his wife have three children. In 2004, Viramontes moved to the Las Cruces Public Schools Central Office, where he first served as assistant Athletic Director for two years before becoming the district athletic director in 2006, a position he still holds today. During his time as district AD, Viramontes has been instrumental in several facilities improvements including the addition of the Field of Dreams baseball and soccer complexes, and the addition of turf on the Field of Dreams football field. Ernest Viramontes – Las Cruces Public Schools Dr. Caton graduated from Hobbs High School in 1981 and attended Texas Tech University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1985 and his master’s degree in 1990. He later earned his doctorate from the same institution in 2005. Dr. Caton served on the NMAA Board of Directors for seven years and was named New Mexico’s Superintendent of the Year in 2017. He was also awarded the NMAA’s Outstanding Service Award in 2019 and was inducted into the NMCEL Hall of Fame in 2019. The NMAA Hall of Fame was established in 1976 and is comprised of an elite group of 108 accomplished individuals who have made significant contributions to interscholastic athletics and activities in New Mexico. In order to be considered, nominees must show great support of the NMAA’s philosophy and objectives, they must have a combination of involvement in formulating regulations and procedures for various interscholastic education programs, and they must have a minimum of 25 years of service, 20 of which must have been in New Mexico. Nominations are then screened by the NMAA Hall of Fame Selection Committee which consists of current and former leaders within interscholastic athletics and activities. The committee meets in October each year and then selects a maximum of four individuals for induction. The Class of 2020 – Dr. Crit Caton, Tom Manning, & Ernest Viramontes – will represent the 109, 110 and 111 members of this prestigious group.   ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Hall of Fame Committee, announces the Class of 2020 for induction into the NMAA Hall of Fame. For over 45 years, Tom Manning has been a staple in the educational system in New Mexico. A graduate of St. Michael’s High School in 1967, Manning earned his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in 1973 and his master’s in 1981 from New Mexico Highlands University. Ernest Viramontes has spent nearly 36 years at Las Cruces Public School as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal and athletic director. A graduate of Deming High School in 1979, Viramontes was a two-year letter winner in football and basketball. He was an All-District and All-State selection in football and an All-District pick in basketball. Viramontes was also involved in student council and National Honor Society at Deming High School.center_img NMAA News: During his almost 35-year career in education, Dr. Crit D. Caton served in numerous capacities, including teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in both New Mexico and Texas. His career started in Morton, Texas in 1986, where he was a teacher, coach and athletic director. In 1990, Dr. Caton moved to Artesia, N.M., spending the next 14 years as a coach and teacher at Artesia Intermediate and Artesia High School. From 1994-2004, Dr. Caton was the Principal at Hermosa Elementary in Artesia. Following high school, Viramontes attended New Mexico State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1983 and his master’s degree in 1993. He began his career as a P.E. teacher at Central Fairacres Elementary School in 1984, before moving to Picacho Middle School in 1987 as a P.E. teacher as well. He spent six years with the Scorpions before going to Sierra Middle School and for the next six years, Viramontes served as a school counselor and Assistant Principal. Then, in 1999, he moved to Las Cruces High School and was an Assistant Principal and Academic Dean until 2003. Dr. Crit Caton – Artesia Public Schools Manning has served on several committees for the NMAA, including the Board of Directors, the NMAA Commission, various sports specific committees and seeding and selection committees. He also a member of the NMADA. He has been awarded the NMHSCA AD of the Year award, the NMADA AD of the Year award and the Santa Fe Public Schools Teacher of the Year award. The Inductees: The ring ceremony, presented by Herff Jones, will take place during the State Basketball Championships 6:30 p.m., March 12, 2020, at halftime of the game at Dreamstyle Arena.  In 2004, Dr. Caton was named the Superintendent at Fort Sumner Public Schools until 2005, before moving back to Artesia and assuming the role as Principal at Artesia Junior High from 2005-2006. Following the 2006 school year, Dr. Caton moved to Atresia High School, where he served as Principal for the Bulldogs from 2006-2011. At the start of the 2011-2012 school year, he assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent for Artesia Public Schools, a position he held until 2012, when he was named Superintendent. Dr. Caton held the Superintendent position from 2012-2019 before retiring at the end of the school year. Viramontes has also served the NMAA in several capacities, including the NMAA Commission and Board of Directors, sports specific committees, the NMAA Hardship committee, the NMAA Eligibility committee and the NMAA Classification & Alignment committee. He’s been named the District Athletic Director of the Year, the NMADA Athletic Director of the Year, was awarded the NMADA President Award in 2007-08 and was the NMHSCA Athletic Director of the Year in 2008-09. Upon completion of college, Manning worked as a P.E. teacher at Mesilla Park and Conlee Elementary in Las Cruces until 1979.  In 1979, Manning moved back to Santa Fe and has been either a coach, teacher or athletic director at three different schools, including DeVargas Middle School, Santa Fe High School and St. Michael’s High School, beginning in 2002 through present day. For additional information pertaining to this release, contact NMAA Associate Director Dusty Young at 505.977.5385 or [email protected]last_img read more

Nadal asks Djokovic to consider vaccines

first_imgMADRID, Spain (AP):Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic will need to be vaccinated to keep playing if the governing bodies of tennis make coronavirus shots obligatory once they become available.Nadal told the Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia this week that Djokovic and all players will have to follow the rules when tennis eventually returns to action.Nadal said no one can be forced to take the vaccine, and everyone should be free to make their choices, but all players will have to comply if tennis officials require “vaccination to travel” and to “protect” everyone on the tour.“Then Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to keep playing tennis at the top level,” Nadal said. “The same for me. Everyone will have to follow the rules, just like now we have to stay at home.”Djokovic recently said he was against taking a vaccine for the coronavirus even if it became mandatory to travel. He later said he was open to changing his mind.“If the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) or the International Tennis Federation obligates us to take the vaccine to play tennis, then we will have to do it,” Nadal said.The Spaniard compared it to the restrictions players already have on medicines because of doping controls.“It’s about following the rules, nothing more than that,” he said.There is still no vaccine available against the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 270,000 people around the world.last_img read more

Burgess claim a hard fought win over Brackens

first_imgBurgess claimed a hard fought victory in the opening round of the Seamus O Riain hurling competition last night.Manager Pat Gibson says he’s happy with the win but they’ve a lot of work to do yet.JK Bracken’s fell at the final hurdle – and lost the game by just 2 points – it finished 1-14 to 1-12. Burgess manager Pat Gibson says they were pushed all the way.. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Grand Christmas community lunch

first_imgCARDINIA Community Christmas free lunch will ensure no one goes lonely on the festive day. Held at the Pakenham Public…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img