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Alexander: Stubborn resilience keeps Ryan Palmer close at Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA – Friday was Ryan Palmer’s day at Torrey Pines. Saturday? He was stubbornly resilient, which might be the story of his golf life. Palmer shot a 62 on the North Course in Friday’s second round to take the Farmers Insurance Open lead by two shots, maybe because he was blissfully ignorant of what the others at the top of the leaderboard were doing. It could have been even better had he not bogeyed 18. But the third round, with everyone playing the tougher South Course, was a test of stamin...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Rory Mcilroy, Palmer, Korea, Alexander, La Jolla, Honolulu, Sony Open, Rahm, Torrey Pines, Ryan Palmer, Farmers Insurance Open

Do Morals Ever Matter in American Foreign Policy?

As the Middle East ferments and impeachment draws us into foreign policy, we are faced with a perennial question. Do morals matter, or are moral arguments just window dressing that presidents use to justify their personal or national interest? Skeptics say interests bake the cake; morals are just icing that presidents dribble on to make policy look pretty. As President Trump explained his reaction to the murder of Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: “America First! The world ...
Tags: News, Obama, Uncategorized, America, Reagan, History, Ideas, United States, Ronald Reagan, Ford, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, Korea, Vietnam, Johnson, Harry Truman


How to grow Miscanthus sinensis Commonly known as Japanese silver grass (amongst many other), Miscanthus sinensis is a herbaceous perennial grass native throughout most of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. The genus name Miscanthus is derived from the Greek words for 'stalk' and 'flower', and was first described by Swedish botanist Nils Johan Andersson (1821 – 1880) in 1855. How to grow Miscanthus sinensis It is a strong growing, densely clump-forming species which can be expected...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, Korea, Miya, Simon Eade, China Japan Taiwan, Link Removed, Nils Johan Andersson

5 Language Strategies To Use in Your Next Presentation

Do you ever listen to someone speak, and their language just sounds so perfect? Somehow the words they use just sound better. Many times, that’s because they are using rhetorical patterns that have been used for hundreds of years. You’ve probably heard of things like alliteration and parallelism, but the ones on the list for today are more obscure but no less powerful. So if you are ready to learn some funny words while also elevating the language in your presentations, here’s a crash course in ...
Tags: Writing, America, Language, Korea, Words, Content, Benjamin Franklin, Rhetoric, Eisenhower, Gettysburg, Speaking, Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Literary, Presentation Hacks, Barbara Jordan

N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possible indication it will take a harder line with Washington in stalled nuclear negotiations. Ri Son Gwon's new title as foreign minister was disclosed Friday in a Korean Central News Agency dispatch that said he attended a reception for foreign diplomats in Pyongyang the previous day. South Korean and other outside media outlets have recently reported North Korea informe...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Korea, Pyongyang, Korean Central News Agency, Ri, Ri Son gwon

Five Twins players potentially impacted by Astros' sign-stealing scandal

We might not ever know all the details of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme, which cost them multiple draft picks, their manager and GM plus $5 million as punishment from Major League Baseball and led the Los Angeles City Council to draft a resolution to strip Houston (2017) and Boston (2018) of their World Series titles while awarding them to the Dodgers. This scandal is messy — still open to speculation and possibilities. Did the Astros benefit only at home or on the road, too? Was their method...
Tags: Japan, Boston, Austin, Korea, Wheeler, Gm, Mlb, Drake, Houston, Twins, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles City Council, Jason Wheeler, Dodgers, Gonzalez, Tyler

Army sergeant hugs wife and kids after six months overseas

He's learning to be a dad all the way from Korea. Six months of overseas parenting later, this Army sergeant got to hug his new baby, wife, and kids.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Korea, Army, Usa Today

Another Look: Richard

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk Note from CM: I went to a funeral this week of a 96 year-old veteran of both WWII and Korea. As I sat there in the service, I was reminded of this post from a few years ago about one of his comrades. • • • Richard This is Middle America. This is the generation of “older people” that I grew up respecting, the people who ran or worked for local businesses, tended to their families, and were involved in their communities. This is the group of people who essentially built the ...
Tags: Washington, Religion, Italy, Korea, Richard, Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Glenn Miller, Ishmael, Bacall, Machpelah, Middle America, Curtiss, Abraham God, Comforting the Brokenhearted

Tour agencies: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus

North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China, tour operators in China said. Foreign travel to North Korea has been temporarily suspended as of Wednesday, the Beijing-based Uri Tours said on its website citing its partners in Pyongyang. It said it wasn’t immediately known how long the travel suspension will last or what protocols will be implemented.
Tags: News, North Korea, China, Beijing, Korea, Pyongyang, Uri Tours

S. Korea naval unit to expand operations to Strait of Hormuz

A South Korean anti-piracy unit has temporarily expanded its mission to the Strait of Hormuz, a vital global oil route at the center of soaring tensions between Iran and the United States. South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced the expansion Tuesday, saying it was meant to help ensure the safe passage of South Korean vessels and nationals through the waterway. South Korea has conducted anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden since 2009 and is expanding to the strait that connects the Gulf...
Tags: South Korea, News, Iran, Korea, Strait Of Hormuz, Defense Ministry, United States South Korea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman

Arknights JP/KR 2nd Commemorative Release Event

Recently, Arknights Japan and Korea servers has announced their upcoming 2nd Commemorative Release event. The event will include a free obtainable skin for Amiya after completing a quest. 【リリース記念キャンペーン第2弾】配信開始を記念し、『リリース記念キャンペーン第2弾』を開催予定!理性回復アイテムがもらえる他、任務達成でアーミヤの専用コーデも入手可能!新しいイベントスカウトも開催予定です。詳細は公式HPやゲーム内お知らせをご確認ください。#アークナイツ— アークナイツ公式 (@ArknightsStaff) January 20, 2020 안녕하세요, 박사님.아래와 같이 새로운 컬렉션을 소개하여 드립니다.[테스트 컬렉션 - 신문팔이 소녀]특정 지역에서만 판매되는 한정 상품입니다. 우수한 소재와 재봉 디테일이 살아있...
Tags: Japan, Korea, Anime, Amiya, JP KR 2nd Commemorative Release Event

IBU World Cup: Ruhpolding, Germany Rundown

The winner of the women’s 10 k pursuit, Norway’s Tiril Eckhoff, amidst a sea of Ruhpolding, Germany fandom. (Photo: NordicFocus) Let’s catch up on some overdue biathlon action from Ruhpolding, Germany.  Day 2: Men’s 10 k sprint Starting off, the men’s 10 k sprint that ran last Thursday. Allez! Allez! It was a squeaker of a win for IBU World Cup overall leader Martin Fourcade of France. He won in a time of 22:41.5 minutes while shooting clean. His teammate, Quentin Fillon Maillet clocked in 3...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Korea, Switzerland, Norway, Slovakia, Brown, Doherty, Egan

Korea Box Office: ‘Secret Zoo’ Beats ‘Dolittle’ and ‘Bad Boys’ for Weekend Win

Opening on Wednesday (Jan. 15), Korean-made comedy “Secret Zoo” landed on top of the South Korean box office. The Son Jae-gon (“My Scary Girl”) film earned $5.95 million from 813,000 admissions over its opening five days, including $4.3 million earned over the weekend. That was enough for a 38% share of the country’s total weekend […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Dolittle, Bad Boys For Life, Secret Zoo

Watch First Trailer for Samuel Kishi Leopo’s ‘Los Lobos’ (EXCLUSIVE)

FiGa Films has shared the first trailer for Animal de Luz production “Los Lobos,” the second feature from Mexican director Samuel Kishi Leopo, set to play in Berlinale’s GenerationKplus. Previously the film won the SIGNIS award at the Havana Film Festival and passed through various international festivals such as Korea’s Busan International Film Festival and […]
Tags: News, Global, Korea, Los Lobos, Figa Films, Samuel Kishi Leopo

US envoy say it's his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host country. Or a Japanese ancestry that raises unpleasant reminders of Japan's former colonial domination of Korea? Many South Koreans, however, have a more straight-forward explanation for Harry Harris' struggle to win hearts and minds in Seoul, and it's got more to do with an outspoken manner that they see as undiplomatic and rude.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, US, Korea, Seoul, Harry Harris

S. Korea confirms first case of SARS-like virus from China

South Korea on Monday confirmed its first case of the SARS-like virus that is spreading in China, as concerns mount about a wider outbreak. A 35-year-old Chinese woman who flew in from Wuhan, the apparent epicentre of the outbreak, was confirmed to have the new coronavirus strain, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. "She was visiting Seoul on a tour for the Lunar New Year holidays," said KCDC director Jung Eun-kyeong, adding Korean authorities were investigating h...
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Korea, Seoul, Wuhan, KCDC, Jung Eun

Gaumont Clinches Deals on French-Korean Romcom ‘#iamhere’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gaumont has clinched a raft of deals on Eric Lartigau’s Korea-set romantic comedy #iamhere which had its market premiere at the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French cinema in Paris. Headlined by Alain Chabat (“Valerian”) and Bae Doona (“Sense8”), the film was penned by Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain (“Sisters Brothers”). Chabat stars as a prominent French chef […]
Tags: News, Paris, Korea, Gaumont, Thomas Bidegain, UniFrance Rendez Vous, La Famille Belier, Alain Chabat, Bae Doona, Lartigau, Eric Lartigau, Chabat

The Open: Kim, Lee, Saksansin and Kinoshita claims Sandwich spots

(L-R): Joohyung Kim, Poom Saksansin, Richard T. Lee and Ryosuke Kintoshita qualified for The 149th Open at the SMBC Singapore Open at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore. Credit The R&A/Getty Images. Joohyung Kim, Richard T. Lee, Poom Saksansin and Ryosuke Kinoshita have secured their places in The 149th Open after qualifying at the SMBC Singapore Open.The SMBC Singapore Open was played ...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Australia, Scotland, Singapore, Toronto, Sport, Thailand, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Morocco, Golf, Justin Rose, Korea, Sydney

Lunar New Year is a mix of old and new traditions, and growing diversity at public celebrations

It doesn’t take much to convince Mariam Lam that 2020 will be a special year. In the Lunar New Year cycle, it is the Year of the Rat. “This is my year,” says Lam, 47, with a laugh. “I’m a rat.” The UC Riverside administrator and ethnic studies professor has a birth date that falls in the Year of the Rat, according to the 12 cycles of the Chinese zodiac. Each year is represented by an animal, and the rat is the first of the zodiac animals. So, the cycle has come full circle. People born in the Y...
Tags: Japan, New York, La, China, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, North America, Orange County, Hoa, Southern California

New regulations reinforce CFIUS’s expanded role with respect to foreign investments in the US

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Christine Daya, Thomas M DeButts, Danish Hamid, Sarah E. Kahn, Richard Newcomb, Ignacio E. Sanchez, Lawrence E. Levinson and Dana Zelman; originally published here: On January 13, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury released two sets of new regulations that comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Moder...
Tags: Startups, US, United States, United Kingdom, Korea, Treasury, Department Of Transportation, Foreign Investment, Transportation Security Administration, Dla Piper, Treasury Department, National Industrial Security Program, US Census Bureau, Committee on Foreign Investment, Alaska Natives, Germany Japan

The Pearly White Nail Polish Trend Every Celebrity Is Wearing Right Now

When we saw Jennifer Lopez's pearly white nail polish (and her massive engagement ring) back in September on the cover of Variety, we knew we needed to try on at least one of the things she was wearing. The stunning shade is surprisingly bright for Fall, but according to experts will continue to gain popularity as a major nail trend. "If we say pure white is good for summertime, then pearly white is ideal [for the] seasonal shift," manicurist Jin Soon Choi previously told POPSUGAR. "The pearl el...
Tags: Rihanna, Beauty, Korea, Jennifer Lopez, Nails, Nail Polish, Lopez, Cardi, Beauty News, Nail Trends, Beauty Trends, Popsugar, Jin Soon Choi, Manicure, Celebrity Nails, Eunkyung Park

Korea Box Office: ‘Dolittle’ Crushes ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in Clashing Debuts

Universal’s “Dolittle” crushed “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in an unusual opening weekend clash at the South Korean box office. “Dolittle” accounted for 40% of the nationwide theatrical total as it earned $5.37 million over the weekend from 718,000 tickets. That put it in first place and knocked Korean volcano disaster movie “Ashfall” from […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Skywalker, Dolittle, Ford v. Ferrari

Bong Joon-Ho Opens Up About HBO’s Parasite Limited Series

Bong Joon-Ho opens up about HBO’s Parasite limited series Coming off its historic six Oscar nominations this morning, Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho has finally shared a few details about his and Adam McKay (The Big Short)’s upcoming Parasite limited series for HBO, which was previously reported last week. Speaking with Deadline, Bong revealed that the idea for the series came to him while he was first writing the script and learning that it was difficult to convey all of his great ideas int...
Tags: Movies, TV, Adam McKay, Bong Joon Ho, Hbo, Movie News, South Korea, TV News

Breath of the Wild Animation Inspired by Studio Ghibli

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s popularity has yet to wane as creative fan animations and videos have continued to surface, with this new production taking on a bit of a Ghibli-esque style and will surely be appreciated by both animators and fans of the game. Created by Korean animators, the staggering video seems […]
Tags: Games, Parody, Korea, Anime, Zelda

Taiwan election victory for Tsai Ing-wen in blow to China

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected for a second term with record-breaking support on Saturday, reaffirming the island’s rejection of closer ties with Beijing in favour of a stronger assertion of Taiwanese identity. After leading the polls, the incumbent secured more than 8 million votes compared to her opponent, Han Kuo-yu, from the Kuomintang (KMT) party, who drew close to 5.5m. Ms Tsai, 63, - a trusted US ally - and her ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), had campaigned heav...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Washington, China, US, Taiwan, Beijing, Korea, Chinese communist party, Taipei, University of Toronto, Kmt, Ccp, Kuomintang, Tsai Ing wen, Tsai

Cookware from around the world

It’s easy to go down the new-food rabbit hole when we travel. Unfamiliar ingredients, fresh techniques, and the dishes that result from their marriage add flavor to our trips, literally and figuratively. Amateur chefs with a penchant for exploring, and eating, all across the globe tend to collect recipes like they do visas, stocking up on souvenirs like cookbooks and hard-to-find spices to recreate their favorite new dishes back home. But the tools we use in the kitchen have just as much of a...
Tags: Travel, Cooking, Mexico, China, Germany, India, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Netherlands, Korea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Denmark, Tunisia, Latin America

When and where to celebrate Lunar New Year 2020

Lunar New Year celebrations in Southern California are already underway and last into February. This year’s Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, Jan. 25, based on the appearance of the new moon. Lunar New Year is a major holiday in Asian cultures. It’s also called Chinese New Year and Tet, or Vietnamese New Year. The holiday climaxes with the Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 8, 15 days after the new moon. 2020 is the Year of the Rat in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean zodiacs.The Rat represents...
Tags: Asia, China, Sport, Beijing, Things To Do, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Shanghai, Korea, Beverly Hills, Garfield, Chinatown, Ucla, South Coast, Vega, Southern California

10 Things To Do in Busan

10 Things To Do in Busan What are the things to do in Busan South Korea? Last year, we visited Busan for the first time and we had lots of fun in Busan. We listed down all the things we did and the things to do in Busan. Now, let’s check out the Things to Do in Busan. 1.Gamcheon Culture Village This is one of the most popular attractions and places of interest in Busan. The Gamcheon Culture Village is formed by colourful houses built in staircase fashion on the foothills ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Korea, Busan, Seoul, Headline, Machu Picchu, Airasia, Custom, Jeju Island, Busan South Korea, Marine City, Gamcheon Culture Village

CH Japan: Touring The Yayoi Shochu Distillery

Tasting a protected appellation of the liquor only produced on the Amami archipelago Sometimes considered Japan‘s national beverage, shochu outsells sake in its homeland and the most popular version has been listed among the 25 best-selling spirits in the world. A distilled liquor, shochu carries a 500-year history in Japan. (It’s also related to Korea’s soju.) During our CH Japan excursion to the island of Amami …
Tags: Drinks, Japan, Design, Alcohol, Drinking, Korea, Booze, Spirits, Food + Drink, Amami, Distilleries, Distillery Tours, Amami Oshima, CH Japan, Shochu

Meet MarsCat, a robot cat with lots of love to give and room to grow

At CES 2020, one of the more well-represented gadget categories was definitely consumer robots – but none was more adorable than MarsCat, a new robo-pet from industrial robot startup Elephant Robotics. This robot pet is a fully autonomous companion that can respond to touch, voice and even play with toys, and it’s hard not to love the thing after spending even just a brief amount of time with it. MarsCat’s pedigree is a bit unusual, since Elephant Robotics is focused on building what’s known ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Korea, Sony, Kickstarter, Sdk, Elephant Robotics, Joey Song