Trump says reports on Kim’s health ‘incorrect’

first_img‘A good relationship’Trump’s denial of the report came two days after he declined to comment on the matter, saying only that he wished Kim well.South Korea, which is still technically at war with the North, earlier said it had seen no unusual movements in its neighbor.Trump has met Kim three times in historic summitry and has voiced admiration for him, although hopes have dimmed for reaching a comprehensive agreement.”I hope he’s not in medical trouble. I hope he’s not. I have gotten along very well with him,” Trump said Thursday.”Remember you would have been in a war with North Korea if I didn’t get elected president.”Trump declined to state when he was last in touch with Kim, saying: “We have a good relationship with North Korea, as good as you can have.”Shortly before reports emerged on Kim’s health, Trump said he had received a “nice note” from the leader, but North Korea denied sending any message.North Korea has fired off a series of rockets as it demands concessions from the Trump administration, which says that international sanctions should remain until the regime fully denuclearizes.Kim was conspicuously absent on April 15 from celebrations for the birthday of his grandfather Kim Il Sung, the regime’s founder — the most important day on the North Korean political calendar.The flamboyant basketball star Dennis Rodman — who until Pompeo and Trump had been the highest-profile American to meet the reclusive Kim — said that he was “praying for his speedy recovery.” “I hope it’s just a rumor that Marshal Kim Jong-Un is sick,” Rodman told celebrity gossip site TMZ. “Hopefully I will find out more soon.” Topics : US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ailing, criticizing his frequent nemesis CNN for running the story.”I think the report was incorrect, let me just put it that way,” Trump told reporters. “I’m hearing they used old documents.”Trump declined to say if he had direct knowledge from North Korea that Kim was fine.  It said that Kim, who is in his mid-30s, had needed urgent treatment due to heavy smoking, obesity and fatigue. He instead attacked cable news network CNN, with which the US leader has an acrimonious relationship.”I think it was a fake report done by CNN,” Trump said at a daily briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, before refusing to take further questions from a journalist of the network.CNN, quoting what it said was an anonymous US official, on Monday reported that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” that Kim was in “grave danger” after undergoing surgery.Daily NK, an online media outlet run mostly by North Korean defectors, separately said that Kim underwent a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month and was recovering at a villa in North Pyongan province.last_img read more

David Luiz blames Arsenal team-mate for Aston Villa goal

first_imgLuiz was not happy (Picture: Dazn) Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 22 Sep 2019 5:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares David Luiz blames Arsenal team-mate for Aston Villa goal Luiz points to the space where Guendouzi should have been (Picture: Dazn)Ainsley Maitland-Niles then added to Arsenal’s misery by getting himself sent off for a second bookable offence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Guendouzi did somewhat atone for his error in the second half.A storming run through the Villa midfield was stopped by a clumsy challenge from Bjorn Engels in the box, with Nicolas Pepe scoring past Tom Heaton from the penalty spot.Their joy was shortlived, though. Jack Grealish glided past several Arsenal players to square for Wesley to put Villa back in front on the hour mark.It was Arsenal who had the last laugh in the end, with late goals from Calum Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapping up a potentially vital three points.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWill Arsenal finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Luiz put his hands on his head in disbelief (Picture: Dazn) Advertisement Advertisement John McGinn gave Aston Villa the lead (Picture: Getty Images)David Luiz cut a figure of frustration after Arsenal fell a goal behind to Aston Villa and clearly blamed Matteo Guendouzi for his role in John McGinn giving the visitors the lead.The Brazilian centre-back saw Anwar El Ghazi’s cross fly over him and immediately put his hands on his head as McGinn rushed onto the whipped ball to guide it past Bernd Leno into the back of the Arsenal net.After Luiz’s disbelief gave way for anger, he grilled young midfielder Guendouzi for failing to track McGinn’s dart from deep into the box and appeared to tell him exactly what he thought about his defensive work.last_img read more

Local Lawmakers To Host Town Hall

first_imgState Rep. Jud McMillinState Representative Jud McMillin(R-Brookville) and Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will co-host a town hall meeting at the Dillsboro American Legion Post on Saturday, March 22.The meeting, which is open to the public will begin at 11:00 a.m. and includes a wrap-up of the 2014 legislative session.“Much was accomplished this legislative session but more work needs to be done in order to make Southeast Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Rep. McMillin. “My job revolves around knowing what issues matter most to the members of my community, so I encourage everyone to attend this Town Hall.”The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to interact with their state representatives, discuss the legislative session and address any ongoing issues.State Rep. Randy Frye“It is very important to me that our community be informed of legislative changes and how those changes will affect local residents,” said Rep. Frye. “This session has been a tremendous success, made possible by the continued feedback of Hoosiers across the state.” I want to continue to have an open dialogue, so that our regions interested and concerns are addressed.”The American Legion Post is located at 12915 Main Street in Dillsboro.last_img read more

John F. Cornett, 68, Versailles

first_imgJohn F. Cornett, 68, of Versailles passed away at 4:38am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Columbus on July 4, 1950 and was raised by his grandmother Sarah Coldiron. Survivors include his companion Brenda Sanders; one son Jeff (Aimee) Cornett of Versailles; one daughter Jenna (Nathan) Homola of Holton; 11 grandchildren; three sisters Carol Sue Burnett of Columbus, Sharon Street of North Vernon, and Pam Trent of Greensburg; two aunts Jen Horner of Dayton, Ohio, and Irene Lewis of Booneville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his uncles George and Taylor Coldiron, and his aunt Lurie Coldiron. Mr. Cornett attended Holton High School and upon its consolidation was a 1970 graduate of South Ripley High School. He was a veteran of the US Air Force where he served with the rank of Sergeant from 1972 to 1976. He spent 32 years as a tree trimming foreman with the Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood. John was a member of the Holton Christian Church, the Holton Masonic Lodge, and the Versailles American Legion. John’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 4pm to 7pm at the Holton Christian Church. Memorials may be given to the Tyson Activity Center in Versailles in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic survives to put Serbia in semis

first_imgSydney: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic battled through a stirring challenge from rising Canadian star Denis Shapovalov on Friday to propel his country into the semi-finals of the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney with a 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) victory.It was Djokovic’s fifth victory over the 20-year-old Canadian in as many clashes but by far the toughest, after Shapovalov controlled significant portions of the match played in Australia’s intense summer heat.The victory, set up earlier by Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic’s upset win over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2, means Serbia will play Russia in the semi-final. That clash will see Djokovic face world number five Daniil Medvedev, a player who has beaten the Serbian at their last two meetings.Djokovic, ranked second in the world and peerless during his tour of Australia last year, knew he was in a battle early as he fought hard to hold his service games, while the left-handed Shapovalov swung the ball powerfully around the court.The Canadian ranked fourteen in the world, was rewarded with a break, and eventually the first set. He looked most likely to break serve again early in the second, while Djokovic was forced to simply hang on.After more than a set of tennis, it was Shapovalov, and not Djokovic, who looked like a 16-times grand slam champion.Djokovic, however, stayed in the match. He hit an awkward but accurate lob to stave off one breakpoint early in the second set, and against all momentum, broke his opponent’s serve.The vocal Serbian supporters erupted. Shapovalov grew frustrated.“It felt, not a little bit, fully like I’m playing at home,” Djokovic said after the match.In less time than it would take for a spectator to line up for a drink in the 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) heat, Djokovic had won the second set 6-1.Shapovalov composed himself for the third, and his prospects of upsetting the tour applecart, long dominated by Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer, improved. At 185cm (6.1 ft), the young Canadian is around average height for a professional tennis player, but he looked like a giant. He bullied his more fancied opponent, using his single-handed backhand to push Djokovic into the side fencing.After some late third set drama, where the two exchanged breaks of serve, the match fittingly entered into a tiebreak.Shapovalov looked most likely — but the Serbian had a joker up his sleeve he has successfully deployed over the years intense situations.He simply refused to miss, daring his younger rival to find a way to hit seven winners and claim the tiebreak.It was too much for the Canadian, and, after floating a groundstroke long, Djokovic raised his arms in victory. AgenciesAlso Read: Novak Djokovic leads Serbia in final eight of ATP CupAlso Watch: AICC GS Harish Rawat criticized Union Government at Workers Meet in Tinsukialast_img read more

Nigerians Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant at AFA Sports Headquarters

first_imgKobe Bryant Nigerian basketball fans and enthusiasts have continued to pay glowing tributes to legend of the game, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna and the seven others who died in the helicopter crash that happened on Sunday in Calabasas, California.At AFA Sports headquarters in Lagos, the sports apparel brand co-owned by former Nigerian NBA agent, Ugo Udezue, the fans paid their tributes to the great athlete whose life size poster was displayed on their billboard.Udezue regarded Kobe as an influence to him and his career and therefore counted it worthy to honour him in AFA Sports showroom in Lagos State. “Kobe was a great man and had a great impact on the new generation of basketball players.“His grit, dedication and love for the game will continue to live on in the hearts of the basketball community. He will be greatly missed,” stressed the former NBA man.Udezue stated that the helicopter crash which claimed the lives of the nine people including the legendary athlete and his daughter Gianna left a dent in the community.Nonetheless, he encourages the basketball community to keep Kobe’s legacy alive and emulate his spirit of service.Basketball enthusiasts all over the world were plunged into mourning as they grieved the loss of an icon.Nigeria, a country booming with a basketball culture and federation, likewise suffered the loss of an inspiration to the community.The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) was amongst the earliest group of persons to pay tribute to the former NBA Star fondly called the Black Mamba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Homelessness action committee tackles community engagement

first_imgOn Trousdale Parkway, students promote homelessness prevention in the L.A. area with bright, colorful posters.These students are part of the Homelessness Action Committee, a newly formed student group working to provide services to homeless people in Los Angeles as well as raise awareness of the issue among USC students. Members of the committee have planned a second Homelessness Awareness Week this semester to follow up on the first one that took place last fall.Angie Mendoza, a senior majoring in social sciences and NGOs and social change, heads the Homelessness Action Committee. Mendoza said the event has been helpful in raising awareness to the social issues that need to be addressed more heavily by the students at USC.“[Our group is] building a partnership with the community,” Mendoza said. “We want everyone on campus to work together, students and faculty.”The committee will put together various events throughout the week. Tuesday events included a hygiene kit assembly and guest speakers. On Wednesday there will be a families panel and a criminal justice panel. Thursday’s panel spotlights veterans affected by the homeless and the panel that night will focus on the Measure H campaign. The Homelessness Action Committee is also putting together a hygiene kit drive as part of their awareness week.According to Mendoza, the Homelessness Action Committee hopes to do more than just volunteer in the community. The group also wants students to travel off campus to form a relationship with the L.A. neighborhoods. This, Mendoza said, will facilitate USC’s embrace of the community.Jaclyn Nguyen, a senior majoring in Spanish and human biology, agreed that the issue of homelessness while working her table along Trousdale.“There are more homeless people in Los Angeles than the student population of USC,” Nguyen said. “As a native to Los Angeles, I think that it is important we address this issue and help those in need. Homelessness can happen to anyone — if there’s anything volunteering has taught me, it’s that bad luck can hit at any time.”Nguyen volunteers for homeless shelters in the surrounding area. She said that talking to people about their stories and how they ended up at the shelter is an enlightening experience, and emphasized that she’s met people who hold Ph.D.s living at the shelter.Other parts of the Homelessness Action Committee use different outlets to address the issue of poverty. Late Night is a student-run, hot meal program that serves free dinner on Wednesday nights in Dean’s Cafe on campus.Donovan Spencer, a sophomore majoring in global health and biology, plays a major role in running the Late Night program. Spencer said he started the program when he realized that some students on campus are limited by their resources.“We dug a little deeper into the issue of students without room and board or even any form of a meal plan,” Spencer said. “Kids on campus can get really caught up in embodying the Trojan name and put all their resources into their classes and tuition, leaving little to no room for basic human needs. So Late Night gives a hot meal and provides resources and comfort to those in need.”Spencer said that Late Night addresses a problem that for the most part goes undiscussed on campus, as many students are unaware of the struggles their peers face. Late Night hopes to help those who need help, but are too afraid to openly ask. That is why the dinners are open to everyone, according to Spencer.“We’ve made it a point to show they have a safe space,” Spencer said. “We want all Trojans here on campus to know that they are respected, cared for and that their needs are taken care of. We want to help everyone and cooking for others is a great way to show our love for the Trojan family.”On Wednesday afternoons, students in Late Night will grab fresh ingredients to cook dinners for that same night. Spencer emphasized the meals stray from the typical dining-hall dinners and are nutritious as well.Amanuel Araya, a sophomore majoring in biological sciences, notes the gradual increase in attendance at dinners since Late Night started, as well as the reciprocation of gratefulness from diners of Late Night.“Some of the kids who come through are so thankful for the event that they’ll find some ways to give back to the Late Night organization,” Araya said. “They contribute what they can to make the event even better. It’s an awesome experience to be apart of.”Mendoza said members of the Homelessness Action Committee want to see students more engaged with their surroundings. This would be aided by the passage of Measure H, which is on the ballot on March 7.“[Measure H] would allow more encompassing services to the homeless to be provided right here in Los Angeles,” Mendoza said. “We hope that those with questions or doubts come to the panels and events provided throughout this week to hear other opinions and insights to the issues being discussed.”last_img read more

Syracuse adds Georgetown to nonconference schedule

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Former Big East rivals Syracuse and Georgetown will meet for the fourth-straight season Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Carrier Dome, per an SU Athletics release. It will be the 94th all-time meeting between the teams.Last season, Syracuse played the Hoyas in Washington, D.C., and emerged with an 86-79 win in overtime. Three Orange players scored in double-figures: Tyus Battle (29 points), Oshae Brissett (25) and Frank Howard (19). The win broke off Syracuse’s two-game losing skid to the Hoyas.The 2018-19 season will be Patrick Ewing’s second at the helm of his alma mater after a 15-15 record in year one. The top returner for Georgetown is center Jessie Govan, who averaged a double-double as a junior with 17.9 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.Syracuse leads the all-time series with the Hoyas, 50-43. The first meeting was back in 1930, when SU won, 40-18. Here are all of Syracuse’s confirmed, nonconference games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTuesday, Nov. 6 — 2K Classic vs. Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Nov. 10 — 2K Classic vs. Morehead StateThursday, Nov. 15 — 2K Classic vs. Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)Friday, Nov. 16 — 2K Classic vs. Iowa or Oregon (at Madison Square Garden)Wednesday, Nov. 21 — vs. ColgateWednesday, Nov. 28 – at Ohio StateSaturday, Dec. 1 — vs. CornellSaturday, Dec. 8 — vs. GeorgetownSaturday, Dec. 15 — vs. Old DominionTuesday, Dec. 18 — vs. Buffalocenter_img Published on July 17, 2018 at 11:30 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Packers rusher, El Paso native Aaron Jones on mass shooting: ‘It takes your breath away’

first_imgPackers running back Aaron Jones is an El Paso, Texas native.In fact, Jones grew up in the neighborhood where one of this weekend’s mass shootings took place.  “El Paso is a close-knit community,” Jones said. “The funeral homes have already offered to handle the costs. People are already lined up donating blood. They had to send some people home, telling them to come back tomorrow. So, everybody is like behind each other.“[The shooting] takes your breath away. It’s really sad. It’s not even somebody from El Paso, (it’s) somebody who drove 10 hours just to do a hate crime. He definitely came for a purpose.”Jones isn’t the only athlete that has spoken up about the most recent mass shootings in America. A number of Cowboys also expressed sadness and shock over the El Paso shooting.Prayers up 🙏🏿 to the El Paso community! #senselessviolence— DeMarcus Lawrence (@TankLawrence) August 4, 2019COWBOYS NATION! Please join me in Praying 🙏🏽 for those directly affected by the shooting in El Paso! So Sad.— Tyrone Crawford 🇨🇦 (@TCrawford98) August 4, 2019 He often shops at the Walmart Supercenter, located near the Cielo Vista Mall, where 21 people died after a shooting Saturday.“I kind of grew up in that neighborhood,” he said Sunday, via Packers News.When Jones first heard about the shooting, he couldn’t believe it. He immediately began to check in on his immediate family as well as relatives and friends who are still in the area. “My parents were here (in Green Bay), luckily,” Jones said. “My girlfriend was on her way here when it happened. My brother is in Baltimore (with the Ravens).“The only people I have, my godparents are there, my aunt and uncle and my girlfriend’s family.”Everybody is good.”According to multiple reports, the suspect specifically targeted the community, and reportedly drove nine hours to carry out the attack, which was intended to kill Hispanics.Authorities believe the suspect posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online before the shooting.last_img read more

Huskies Drop 2nd In as Many Nights

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies dropped their 4th straight game and 2nd in two nights 5-2 at the hands of the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks; a night after losing 11-2 to the Grande Praire Wheelers.Cole Calieou and Chris Sperling scored just over a minute apart in the 2nd period to pull the Pups within one goal at 3-2 but two 3rd period goals by Jason Higson  gave the Canucks the win and gave Higson a Hat-Trick (2nd straight game a player has recorded a Hat-Trick against the Huskies)The Huskies will look to bounce back next week with a home and home against the Sexsmith Vipers. The first one on Friday night in Sexsmith will be broadcast LIVE on 100.1 Moose FM and energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/moosefm (Pre Game goes at 7:45 pm / Puck Drop at 8:00 pm)- Advertisement –last_img