Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Korea rookies finish last in Paralympics debut

Mel Pemble at 2015 Canada Winter Games Mel Pemble at 2015 Canada Winter Games
Ellis Copeland | 13 March, 2018, 20:23

The wheelchair-bound skiers appeared at the same temporary stadium in Pyeongchang, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the heavily fortified inter-Korean border, where Kim Jong-un's sister attended the opening of last month's Winter Olympics. There are 20 athletes in Ukraine's team among the over 570 athletes who expected to compete at the Paralympics this year.

The IPC directed its focus on the achievement of hosting the inaugural North Korean Paralympic team in South Korea despite their history of conflict.

After Canada's historic medal haul at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Canadian Paralympic athletes are hoping for similar success.

Sin clocked a time of 42 minutes, 28.9 seconds at Alpensia Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul to finish third among 27 competitors. The Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegation is also participating.

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium, South Korea, March 9, 2018.

Ahn Sun-yong, 48, added: "We were one country before, and we want reunification some day".

'The View' host Joy Behar apologizes for Christianity comment
Behar's manager, Bill Stankey, confirmed to The Washington Post that Behar recently apologized to Pence during a phone conversation.


Elements in Taliban Open to Peace Talks: Mattis
Taliban fighters control large parts of the country, and thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians are being killed every year. The insurgent group has said it is prepared to negotiate, but only with the United States and not with the Kabul government.


United Kingdom officials told that Aramco IPO unlikely until 2019
The FT report said London had a "good chance" of securing the listing, citing insiders briefed on the negotiations. NY and London have been front-runners to host the company's worldwide flotation, alongside a Riyadh listing.


"Although we are disappointed, we respect the decision of the two [National Paralympic Committees] who decided that marching separately would be better for both parties", said Andrew Parsons, the IPC president.

As the ceremony started, spectators were treated to fireworks and a lights show before the athletes' march, which was followed by the Paralympics flag-raising and lighting of the flame. The Koreas fielded a joint women's hockey team and North Korea sent high-ranking diplomats to the Games, including Kim's own sister, Kim Yo Jong.

Paralympians are an eclectic bunch, ranging from a 61-year-old Japanese ice hockey goaltender to a Mexican who found unlikely success as a mono-skier. Champions in eight of the last nine major worldwide tournaments it has played in, Team USA is competing in Group B alongside the Czech Republic, Japan and host South Korea.

U.S. snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, who has a prosthetic leg, was the first female para-athlete to model a swimsuit for the United States magazine Sports Illustrated.

Parsons said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will be in attendance at Friday's opening ceremony.

Recommended

  • Trump fires Tillerson, selects Pompeo as new Secretary of State

    Trump fires Tillerson, selects Pompeo as new Secretary of State

    President Donald Trump is telling reporters that he made the decision to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "by myself". Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago.
    Kenya receives fresh hope in political truce among leaders

    Kenya receives fresh hope in political truce among leaders

    The rare meeting of scions of Kenya's founding fathers elicited mixed reactions but there was a common feeling of optimism. Bodyguards were withdrawan in early February after the "swearing-in" of Odinga as "people's president".
    Tillerson, Lavrov fail to meet in Ethiopia

    Tillerson, Lavrov fail to meet in Ethiopia

    The two foreign ministers also discussed how to jointly combat terrorism and extremism in the Horn of Africa and Sahel region. Lavrov's visit is a reflection of outstanding and longstanding relation between the two countries, he noted.
  • Oil, briefly up on lower rig counts, falls on USA  output outlook

    Oil, briefly up on lower rig counts, falls on USA output outlook

    Oil prices fell on Tuesday, extending falls from the previous day, as the relentless rise in U.S. crude output weighed on markets. At 0640 GMT, May WTI crude oil is trading $61.86, down $0.06 or -0.10% and June Brent crude oil is at $65.35, up $0.08 or +0.12%.
    Bears, Allen Robinson Headed Towards Three-Year, $42M Deal

    Bears, Allen Robinson Headed Towards Three-Year, $42M Deal

    Bellamy went undrafted out of Louisville in 2012 and did not have an accrued season in his first three years in the league. The Bears may not be done in free agency and/or the draft when it comes to solidifying the wide receiver position.
    Does America need the American Idol reboot right now?

    Does America need the American Idol reboot right now?

    American Idol returned after a two-year hiatus with a few notable changes , but it was still the same old Idol . Luke admitted her voice was "easy on the ears", and then Katy boldly added, "You're Top 10 ".
  • Sevilla manager Montella confident of progressing in Champions League

    Sevilla manager Montella confident of progressing in Champions League

    Mourinho confirmed Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Phil Jones are all injured and will play no part against Sevilla. The 24-year-old missed Saturday's 2-1 win against bitter rivals Liverpool with an injury sustained on the eve of the game.
    Manchester United vs Sevilla Live Score Stream Commentary in Champions League 2018

    Manchester United vs Sevilla Live Score Stream Commentary in Champions League 2018

    They register one win on the road, but it was against a lowly Malaga side that can't get a win to save their lives at the moment. Midfielder Paul Pogba remains a doubt, however, as United try to capitalise on the 0-0 draw in the first leg in Spain.
    White House expects N Korea summit to happen

    White House expects N Korea summit to happen

    Some experts are concerned that North Korea could be seeking to delay global action while strengthening its nuclear program. Dealing with the North Korea issue is one reason he decided Monday to cut short the trip by a day and return home.
  • Witnesses try to stop hit-and-run driver who slammed into parked cars

    Witnesses try to stop hit-and-run driver who slammed into parked cars

    That is when another witness at the scene pulls out a sledgehammer and bashes the windows of the auto while the vehicle is moving. According to NBC , the incident transpired on Sunday afternoon, on Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 36th Street City of Miami .
    Abcam (LON:ABC) Given

    Abcam (LON:ABC) Given "Neutral" Rating at JPMorgan Chase & Co

    Moreover, Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has 1% invested in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) for 100,000 shares. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base.
    Captain Marvel : A plot largely in space ?

    Captain Marvel : A plot largely in space ?

    In the comments of the picture, rumors are rife that Nick is about to undergo a BIG change in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's movie. The action elements Terminator 2 .

Fitbit introduces second smartwatch offering, the $200 Versa Fitbit introduces second smartwatch offering, the $200 Versa It's a small, convenient device that can take on any look to match your style and will easily survive a dip in the pool. Fitbit is hoping to change that with their newly announced Fitbit Versa , a watch that might actually give Apple a run.

Free agent WR Sammy Watkins to sign for Kansas City Chiefs Free agent WR Sammy Watkins to sign for Kansas City Chiefs Watkins signed a three-year deal worth $48 million ($30 million guaranteed) while Hitchens' deal is worth $9 million per year. Mahomes will be at the helm of a potent offense that now includes Watkins, Tyreek Hill , Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce .

New Zealand Mulls Regulatory Approval of Kitty Hawk Flying Taxis New Zealand Mulls Regulatory Approval of Kitty Hawk Flying Taxis Kitty Hawk is led by CEO Sebastian Thrun - of Google X, Google's self-driving vehicle unit and Google Glass fame. Several other companies, including Uber and Airbus , are also racing to commercialize flying taxis .

Cardinals expected to cut Adrian Peterson Cardinals expected to cut Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson is expected to be released from the Cardinals on Monday, ESPN.com reported , citing sources. Peterson, who turns 33 this month, was once the league's premier running back for the Minnesota Vikings .

Soccer Saturday pundits' Man Utd v Liverpool predictions and key men Soccer Saturday pundits' Man Utd v Liverpool predictions and key men We had a lot of OK moments, two good moments in the first half where we could have finished a little better, more clinical. His two goals against Juergen Klopp's side took his league tally to six.

'American Idol' Falls to 'The Voice' in Monday Debut 'American Idol' Falls to 'The Voice' in Monday Debut Fox's Lucifer (0.7, 2.94 million) matched its demo low from last week while dipping below 3 million viewers for the first time. Sunday's American Idol premiere pulled a respectable 2.3 rating in the key demo and 10.3 million viewers.

Strong figures put pressure on Philip Hammond Strong figures put pressure on Philip Hammond It will peak at 85.6% of GDP in 2017-18 then fall to 85.5% in 2018-19, then 85.1%, 82.1%, 78.3%, and finally 77.9% in 2022-23. He said: "Our economy will remain and open and outward-looking, confident to compete with the best in the world".

OECD raises outlook for Canadian growth to 2.2 per cent this year OECD raises outlook for Canadian growth to 2.2 per cent this year The global economy will see its strongest growth in seven years in 2018 thanks to a rebound in trade and investment. The OECD also projected to rise of global GDP growth by 3.9 percent for both 2018 and 2019.

Craig Mack, 'Flava In Ya Ear' Superstar, Dies at 46 Craig Mack, 'Flava In Ya Ear' Superstar, Dies at 46 Following news of Mack's death, the hip-hop community and fans took to social media to express their condolences. Rapper Biz Markie also paid tribute , saying: " He had two flawless singles and the platonic rap remix".

A look at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson A look at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson President Trump on Tuesday ousted Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and said he is replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The Secretary of State was reportedly asked Friday to return to Washington and informed he would be let go by Trump.

Rabada found guilty, suspended for two Tests Rabada found guilty, suspended for two Tests Lungi Ngidi and South African teammates celebrate the wicket of Nathan Lyon on day four of the second test . Over the last nine months, this is the third time Rabada's send-offs have come into the spotlight.

How Much A Wrinkle In Time Made Opening Night And even with those numbers, Wrinkle In Time may still struggle to make a profit - as its budget far exceeded $100 million. As a writer and director, she's known for powerhouse, emotional films like Selma - the biopic of Dr.

Struggling Southampton fires manager Mauricio Pellegrino Struggling Southampton fires manager Mauricio Pellegrino They are in the FA Cup quarter-finals but have five away games out of their last eight in the league. And to think, they sacked Claude Puel for finishing 8th.

Explosion targets Palestinian PM's convoy as it enters Gaza Strip Explosion targets Palestinian PM's convoy as it enters Gaza Strip Hamas and Abbas's Palestinian Authority are still divided over how to implement an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal. Radical Islamists opposed to Hamas also operate within the Gaza Strip and have regularly been behind unrest there.

Sevilla Star Warns Manchester United Ahead Of Champions League Tie Sevilla Star Warns Manchester United Ahead Of Champions League Tie Carrick is unlikely to be in the starting line-up on Tuesday, while there are also big questions over Paul Pogba's availability. Carrick knows better than anyone in the squad about the high standards demanded at Old Trafford .