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Marina Ruy Barbosa fará participação em “Justiça”
A Globo movimentou cerca de mil figurantes durante as gravações da sua próxima série, “Justiça”, no Recife.
Esse número significativo deve-se à realização de alguns eventos, como um luau que será exibido logo na primeira semana do programa. É durante essa festa que Rose, Jéssica Ellen, é presa por porte de drogas. Considerada trabalhosa, a cena foi gravada durante quatro noites.
Devido à importância das gravações de “Justiça” nessa locação, cinco caminhões abastecidos com material de produção de arte, figurino, cenografia, maquinaria e iluminação seguiram viagem do Rio de Janeiro para o Recife.
Mas, apesar deste volume, muita coisa foi comprada na região, especialmente o figurino de personagens como Fátima, interpretada por Adriana Esteves. A aposta, em geral, foi nos tecidos sintéticos e com estampas coloridas, a exemplo do que se vê nas ruas da capital pernambucana.
Agora, a produção inicia seus trabalhos no Rio de Janeiro, já contando com a participação de Marina Ruy Barbosa.
Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery
North Korea has been providing just 360 grams of daily food rations to each of its citizens in the second quarter of this year, far below the United Nations’ recommendation, a media report said Thursday.
Citing the report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.S.-based media Voice of America said the daily ration is 12 percent less than last year during the same period which was 410 grams, and 10 grams less than the previous quarter’s 370 grams.
This is far less than the U.N.’s recommendation of 600 grams as well as the North Korean government’s target of 573 grams.
According to the FAO’s recent report on the North’s food supply and demand for the grain in 2015-2016, the country’s grain production in 2015 was 5.42 million tons, a 9 percent decrease from the previous year.
|Aerial view on the combines and tractors working on the large wheat field. (123rf)|
The report said North Korea’s rice harvest dropped 26 percent to 1.95 million tons last year from a year earlier, while its corn harvest contracted 3 percent to 2.3 million tons during the same period.
FAO said that North Korea’s food shortage this year will be 694,000 tons which has to be filled either by external assistance or by imports from other countries.
This is the isolated country’s worst food shortage since 2011.
If North Korea manages to import some 300,000 tons of food this year, it will still face a shortage of 394,000 tons, VOA said. (Yonhap)
Source : The Korea Herald
“Proliferation is something that we cannot forget about, which is brought into stark relief by the activities of North Korea and Kim Jong-un, and the continued development of his nuclear program and ballistic missile capability,” CIA Director John Brennan said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
Speaking in response to a question about the key issues that should be highlighted for the next president, Brennan also picked cyberthreats, terrorism and instability across the Middle East and Africa as other pressing problems.
North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch the following month. The communist nation is also believed to have recently started reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to harvest plutonium for nuclear weapons.
Earlier this week, the Washington-based think tank Institute for Science and International Security said that the North is believed to have produced an additional four to six nuclear weapons since late 2014 and its total arsenal is now estimated at between 13-21 weapons.
“I have never seen a time when our country faced such a wide variety of threats to our national security. If you run your fingers along almost any portion of the map, from Asia Pacific to North Africa, you will quickly find a flashpoint with global implications,” Brennan said.
“China is modernizing its military and extending its reach in the South China Sea. North Korea is expanding its nuclear weapons program. Russia is threatening its neighbors and aggressively reasserting itself on the global stage,” he said. “And then there is the cyber domain, where states and sub-national actors are threatening financial systems, transportation networks and organizations of every stripe inside government and out.”
Asked about the North’s cyber capabilities, Brennan said it is what the U.S. should be concerned about.
“I think that the North Koreans have developed a cyber capability, as we’ve seen some recent incidents over the last year or two, where it has been employed,” he said. “I think it is something that we need to be concerned about, given Kim Jong-un’s penchant to use whatever capabilities he might have to cause problems.”
After the North’s fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch in February, the U.S. has led the U.N. Security Council to adopt the toughest-ever sanctions on Pyongyang while adoping its own unilateral sanctions on the communist nation.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Treasury Department also designated the North as a “primary money laundering concern,” a powerful sanction designed to cut off the provocative regime from the international banking system for defiantly pursuing nuclear and missile development.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew stressed the importance of cooperation with China in dealing with the North.
“A strong U.S.-China relationship has been integral to increasing the effectiveness of tools like financial sanctions,” he said at the American Enterprise Institute. “Close cooperation was critical in implementing sanctions on Iran and continues to be essential in responding to North Korea’s nuclear provocations.” (Yonhap)
The legislation (H.R.5208), which was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) last month, passed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee. It calls for putting the North back on the State Department’s list of states sponsoring terrorism, saying the regime “meets the criteria for designation.”
Specifically, the bill requires the president to review about 20 cases involving North Korea, including its 1987 bombing of a South Korean jetliner, and submit a report to Congress on whether they meet the requirements for terror sponsor designation or give a detailed justification as to why the cases do not meet the criteria for such a determination.
North Korea was put on the U.S. terrorism sponsor list for the 1987 midair bombing of a Korean Airlines flight that killed all 115 people aboard. But the U.S. administration of former President George W. Bush removed Pyongyang from the list in 2008 in exchange for progress in denuclearization talks.
“In 2008, North Korea’s designation was rescinded following commitments it made to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. North Korea got its delisting, but kept its nuclear program — as evidenced by its fourth nuclear test earlier this year,” said Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House committee.
“Since 2008, not only has North Korea’s nuclear weapons program advanced, so too has its support for terrorism. The Kim regime has reportedly continued to supply surface-to-air missiles and explosives to Hamas and Hezbollah, shelled South Korean civilians on Yeongpyeong Island, and attempted assassinations of North Korean dissidents living abroad,” he said.
Calls had spiked for putting the North back on the list after Pyongyang was found to be responsible for the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures. But the State Department did not do so, saying relisting would only be symbolic without significant practical consequences.
The department left off the North from its latest terror sponsor list released earlier this month, saying the regime in Pyongyang “is not known to have sponsored any terrorist acts since the bombing of a Korean Airlines flight in 1987.” (Yonhap)
The U.N. office on North Korea’s human rights is intensifying its investigation into Pyongyang’s dismal rights record ahead of the first anniversary of its establishment, government officials said Friday.
The United Nations opened its field office on June 23 last year in Seoul in a bid to monitor North Korea’s human rights violations, recommended by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry’s landmark report on the North’s rights record.
Signe Poulsen, representative of the office, and her colleagues, have been conducting interviews with North Korean defectors at a resettlement center since February.
The Seoul office is conducting written interviews with defectors at Hanawon, a facility where defectors receive a three-month resettlement education after coming to South Korea, according to Seoul’s unification ministry.
If required, the office is carrying out in-depth face-to-face interviews to further glean evidence of North Korea’s widespread violations of human rights.
North Korea has long been labeled one of the worst human rights violators in the world. Pyongyang has bristled at such criticism, calling it a U.S.-led attempt to topple its regime.
The communist regime does not tolerate dissent, holds hundreds of thousands of people in political prison camps and keeps tight control over outside information.
The COI report accused North Korea of committing “systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights.”
In December, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution for the second consecutive year that calls for referring the North to the International Criminal Court for human rights violations.
In March, the U.N. Human Rights Council set up a group of independent experts which will seek ways to punish North Korean human rights violators.
“The establishment of the group is aimed at finding ways to bring North Korean rights perpetrators to the ICC,” said a ministry official.
A new law aimed at improving the North’s dismal treatment of its people was passed in March after years of being held up in parliament due to political wrangling between conservatives and liberals.
In accordance with the law, Seoul is seeking to establish a center tasked with investigating the North’s human rights violations and creating a relevant archive. (Yonhap)
Source : The Korea Herald
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy will visit China next week for a regional security forum and talks with Chinese officials, the State Department said Friday.
Amb. Sung Kim will be in Beijing on June 21-23 for “meetings with Chinese officials and attend the Track 1.5 Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue,” the department said in a release.
The forum brings together high-level policymakers, defense ministry officials, military officers, and researchers from China, Japan, North and South Korea, Russia, and the U.S. for discussions on reducing the risk of military conflict in the region.
The department also announced that Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Daniel Russel will travel to Japan on June 19-21 for the U.S.-Japan-India Trilateral Dialogue and Ninth U.S.-India Consultations on East Asia. (Yonhap)
Source : The Korea Herald
Some of North Korean ships separately blacklisted by the United States in the wake of Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests earlier this year have been spotted sailing, a U.S.-based media report showed Saturday.
Victory 2, in particular, was detected leaving Nampo port of North Korea on Thursday afternoon and sailing westwards, according to the Washington-based Voice of America (VOA), citing traffic information filed by Marine Traffic, an online vessel tracking program.
The vessel was blacklisted by the U.S. along with 11 other ships in mid-March in addition to 27 other vessels that were sanctioned under the United Nations Security Council resolution which was adopted to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and long-range missile tests in January and February.
Victory 2 is seen one of the most actively sailing ships of the sanctioned as the report said that she has been spotted entering and leaving foreign ports eight times including those in China over the past three months.
The report said that Victory 2 is suspected of having put a Japanese port as its fake destination on the automatic identification system and actually sailing towards Nampo after departing from China on June 9.
Not specifying its exact number, the report noted that some vessels of the sanctioned including JH86 and Jin Teng have entered and left ports outside of the North on about 20 occasions during the three-month period.(Yonhap)
Source : The Korea Herald