North Korean supporters sing ahead of the free skating pair, figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — To pour on the charm at the Pyeongchang Olympics, North Korea has turned to ball-gown clad singers, pompom-waving cheerleaders and two of its most influential women. And the media, the South Korean public and the Olympic audience worldwide seem to be thoroughly enjoying the spectacle.But should they be?ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Some went so far as to film cheerleaders’ rooms from outside their windows, the report said. TV Chosun, voyeuristically shooting through room windows, claimed an exclusive of the North Korean cheerleaders watching South Korean TV shows. The Yonhap News agency published photos of cheerleaders inside a women’s restroom washing their hands and waiting in line outside toilets.North Korea has sent women south to win hearts and minds before.The idea dates back to Kim Jong Il, the current leader’s father, who dispatched:— a 288-member cheering squad to South Korea for the Busan Asian Games in 2002;—306 women to Daegu for the 2003 Universiade;— a 125-member squad for the Incheon Asian Athletics Championships in 2005.Kim Jong Un’s wife is an alumnus of the cheering squads. She went to the Incheon event.The squads are usually made up of young women, often students or government workers from Pyongyang, selected for their looks, musical skills and family standing.At their first appearance at a competition, an ice hockey game featuring the joint North-South women’s team, they started off with a popular North Korean song called “Happy to Meet You.”That had been a matter of concern. Read Next View comments US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon PLAY LIST 01:13US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:45Australian student detained in N. 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Officials quickly denied the rumors, though it remains unclear who the mystery man was intended to be.“Because the cheerleaders and the performance squads are Koreans like us, it’s natural to have a good feeling toward them,” said Shin In-kyun, president of the Korea Defense Network, a nonpartisan group of defense experts. “But we should not forget the intention of the brutal North Korean regime that’s hidden behind it.”“Right now, it seems we are distracted,” he said. “North Korea’s operation is working.” Wozniacki irate over opponent’s ‘unfair’ grunting in Qatar win Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The sister’s arrival generated a good deal of serious reporting, juxtaposed with the presence of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife. But she got a full dose of the tabloid treatment from the moment she arrived.There were some extremely unlikely comparisons to Ivanka Trump, who is expected to attend the Games’ closing ceremony. South Korea’s TV Chosun television network put together a separate report to analyze her fashion and appearance and pointed out her freckles and makeup. One analyst even speculated she might be pregnant.The reporting was “a personal insult and diplomatic mistake,” the Citizens’ Coalition for Democratic Media, a media watchdog, said in a report.It was hardly the exception.South Korean broadcasters focused on the legs of the North Korean cheerleaders to highlight their bodies, while they tended to show the heads and chests of North Korean men on the day of their arrival in the South, while images of the cheerleaders’ black ankle boots and bare calves were repeated frequently.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Despite the focus on campy weirdness and implications of salaciousness, the North’s feminine touch in Pyeongchang is a potent — and deliberately manipulative — political statement. Young and attractive women, intended to put a “soft” face on the North’s totalitarian regime, have long been one of the ruling Kim family’s favorite propaganda tools.North Korea, one of the most patriarchal of societies around, deployed two of its most powerful women to spearhead its Olympic diplomacy campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCompletely overshadowing a 90-year-old statesman who was nominally in charge of the North’s delegation, Kim Jong Un sent his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, who while still just 30 years old is head of the ruling party’s Propaganda and Agitation Department.He also shocked Seoul by sending Hyon Song Wol, who is better known as the lead singer of the domestic cadre-pleasing, miniskirt-wearing Moranbong Band. She is now also a senior ruling party member. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Logos in the social media marketing has achieved great success, compared with the same period in the previous year, software sales increased by 2 times. This is not only because of the size of the company itself, but more importantly, Logos fans, follower and the number of contacts with customers are expanding, so as to support the long-term development.
Dan Pritchett said: there is no social marketing, we can not carry out publicity, because they do not do any advertising for their own. We just want to give rewards to those who have social connections with us in our community."
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in recent years, Logos will be held in black Friday promotions, but in 2010, the company has no plans, Pritchett’s marketing team also went to the feast, this is when Pritchett started to use Facebook to do marketing. He wrote a post asking customers to see the software at the end of the year. Customers reflect very positive.
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Deputies are investigating after a body was found Thursday afternoon in northern Skamania County, about 6 miles west of Cougar near the Gifford Pinchot National Forest boundary.According to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded around 2:15 p.m. to a call about “suspicious circumstances” on National Forest Road 83, near the junction with National Forest Road 90. There, they found a dead person.Due to the setting sun, deputies secured the scene and arranged for additional help to investigate the next day, the sheriff’s office said Friday morning.“This investigative effort is in the very early stages, and as a result, there is no additional information that can be released or reported,” Skamania County Sheriff David Brown said in a news release.The sheriff’s office said investigative work will likely cause traffic delays on National Forest Road 83, impacting recreational traffic to Ape Cave and the Marble Mountain sno-park, which provides access to a Mount St. Helens climbing route.
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. HALIFAX COUNTY: Victoria Road, Dartmouth Inbound traffic on Victoria Road will be reduced to one lane on the rail road overpass just before the exit to Highway 111 and the MacKay Bridge. This will allow repairs to the joints of the overpass. The work is expected to be completed by Saturday, Nov. 25. During that time, the lane closure will be in place 24 hours a day. The two outbound lanes will remain open. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner No. 2 Bridge Varner No. 2 Bridge on Route 208 in New Germany, will be closed to all traffic until Friday, Dec. 1, for deck replacement and steel truss repairs. A detour is available via Zwicker Mill Road, Trunk 10, Lower Branch Road and School Street. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 There will be lane closings on Trunk 4 between Victoria Junction and Gardiner Road to allow repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 30. This is a four-lane section, so one lane will always be open in each direction. Drivers should reduce speed and drive with extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 NEW WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Robie Street Robie Street, Truro, will be reduced to two lanes for paving and construction of curbs and sidewalks until Friday, Nov. 24. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: West Branch Road West Branch Road will be closed for culvert replacement until Saturday, Dec. 2. A detour will be available via Old Pictou Road, Gunn No. 4 Road and Black River Road. Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19 from Port Hastings rotary north for five kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic control will consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 in Heatherton will be reduced to one lane from Sunday, Nov. 12 until Thursday, Nov. 30 for concrete repairs. Traffic control will consists of traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 PICTOU COUNTY: Durham Bridge Durham Bridge, located on Green Hill Road and Route 376, will be closed for replacement until Saturday, Nov. 25. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Scott’s Branch Bridge Scott’s Branch Bridge on Route 333 will have a lane narrowed to 3.3 metres until Friday, Dec. 8, for bridge repair, and deck and guardrail replacement. Traffic control consists of a lighting system. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane via a detour bridge until Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals or traffic control persons. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lawrencetown River Bridge Lawrencetown River Bridge on Highway 207, near Lawrencetown Beach, will be closed for replacement until Thursday, May 31, 2007. A one lane bridge will be installed with traffic lights until construction is complete. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 KINGS COUNTY: West Brooklyn Road West Brooklyn Road over Highway 101 will be closed until Saturday, March 31, 2007. This is to allow for the removal and replacement of the existing overpass. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Street Bridge Bridge Street Bridge on Bridge Street will be reduced to one lane for bridge and sidewalk repairs until Tuesday, Nov. 21. There is a heavy truck traffic detour at Trunk 1 to Route 201 in Kings County and Trunk 1 to Route 201 in Annapolis County. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Porteaus Bridge Porteaus Bridge on Route 246 will be closed today, Nov. 17, until about 4 p.m. for repairs. An alternate route is available on Kennedy Hill Road and Route 256. Detour signs are in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 236 Route 236, from the 102 overpass at Robie Street to Old Mill Road, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 24, so workers can install culverts and pave. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-897-3749 Fax: 902-657-9254 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Ohio Cross Iron Bridge The Ohio Cross Iron Bridge on the Ohio West Road over the Ohio River is closed for replacement until Friday, Dec. 15. A detour is available on Ohio Cross Road. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Three Brooks Subdivision Three Brooks Drive and White Sands Court in Three Brooks subdivision will have intermittent one-lane closures for paving until Tuesday, Nov. 28. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones, and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Area: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail, Point Cross Bridge Traffic on the Point Cross Bridge on the Cabot Trail in Cheticamp is reduced to one lane until Wednesday, Nov. 22 to allow for bridge repairs. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Maximum load width on the bridge during repairs is 4.6 metres (15 feet). Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing, is opened to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and will be controlled by traffic signals. The bridge has a width restriction of 4.2 m. Motorists should proceed with caution. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Chester The intersection of Trunk 3 and Duke Street in Chester will periodically be reduced to one lane for installation of sidewalks and curbs until Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-521-0224 Fax: 902-543-5593 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 at Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Friday, Dec. 22. Lanes will periodically be reduced to one lane. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, between Paddys Head and West Dover, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 24, for paving. Traffic control consists of signs. Traffic will be stop and go. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Weight Restrictions The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour is open to one lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. PICTOU COUNTY: Woodburn Road Woodburn Road, from Trunk 4 at Pine Tree to Route 289, Little Harbour Road, will be reduced one lane until Friday, Dec. 1, for patching and repaving.Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: St. Margaret’s Bay Village Ashford Close, Fox Hollow Drive, Ashbury Court, Fox Point Drive, Fox Ridge Court and Magnolia Court in St. Margaret’s Bay Village will have intermittent one-lane closures for paving until Tuesday, Nov. 28. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones, and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Dec. 25, for repairs.Traffic control consists of traffic signals 24 hours per day. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 at Exit 9 will be closed for repairs to the overpass until Friday, Nov. 24. Detour on Exit 9 east and west. PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Overpass The Thorburn Road overpass at Exit 26 on Highway 104 will occasionally have a reduced speed limit because of shoulder work until Friday, Dec. 15. Drivers are asked to reduce speed and watch for construction equipment and personnel when passing through the area. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is requesting that motorists using Route 347 use an alternate route. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 902-752-7908 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593