SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday (May 9), South Korea's joint chiefs of staff said, less than a week after the North's leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and missiles. The projectile was fired at about 4.30pm from a location in North Korea's north-west toward the east, the South's JCS said in a statement. Last week, North Korea launched a number of rockets and at least one short-range missile from its east coast into the ocean. … [Read more...] about North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South Korea military
SEOUL: South Korea's Lee Tae-hee triumphed on home soil at the Asian Tour's GS Caltex Maekyung Open on Sunday (May 5) after beating Finland's Janne Kaske on the third extra hole in a nail-biting playoff.Lee and Kaske - who shared the overnight four-shot lead - closed with matching even-par 71s to tie on nine-under 275 after the end of regulation play at the Namseoul Country Club in Seongnam.But the South Korean emerged as the ultimate winner with a birdie from six feet in the third playoff after made a bad break on the 18th fairway and his second shot finished 20 yards short of the green.It was Lee's first Maekyung Open title and his third professional victory on home soil."I was only focused on my play throughout the 18 holes and did not lose my concentration," said the 34-year-old."The victory is especially meaningful because this is where I trained," added Lee, who took lessons at the club from 2003 to 2010.South Korea's Kim Dae-hyun returned with the day's best score of a … [Read more...] about Golf: South Korea’s Lee Tae-hee wins Maekyung Open
All male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents must serve in the Singapore Armed Forces for at least 24 months. While many gain valuable lessons from their service, such as teamwork, responsibility, and time management, it is true that one receives minimal compensation and experiences limited freedom. However, how does Singapore's obligatory military service actually compare to those of other countries? HIGHEST MONTHLY ALLOWANCE While Singapore's monthly allowance is the highest at face value.Currently, Corporal First Class, the highest rank for enlistees, receives S$670 a month. In comparison, in Korea and Taiwan, equivalent ranks receive S$487 and S$317 respectively. However, when comparing monthly allowance to GDP ratio, it becomes evident that Singapore's salary structure is lower relative to its average income. For example, relative to its GDP, Singapore's ratio stands at 9.56 per cent, which is significantly lower than Korea's 12.99 per cent and Taiwan's … [Read more...] about National service forces: How does Singapore compare to South Korea and Taiwan?
By The Canadian Press Tues., April 30, 2019 OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC—Tyler McGregor and Greg Westlake each had a goal and an assist as Canada blanked South Korea 4-0 Tuesday at the world para hockey championship. Zach Lavin and Liam Hickey also scored for Canada, which finished second in Group A with six points (two regulation wins, one loss) and advanced directly into the semifinals. Dominic Larocque made one save for the shutout. Lee Jae Woong made 11 saves for South Korea, which finished third in the group with three points (one regulation win, two losses). The Koreans will play a quarterfinal against the second-place team in Group B. The United States finished first in Group A with a perfect nine points and also advanced directly into the semifinals. Article Continued Below Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star SPORTS ACTION AND RE-ACTION DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER SPORTS SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Canada through to semis of para hockey worlds with win over South Korea
GANGJIN COUNTY, South Korea — Every morning on her way to school, Hwang Wol-geum, a first grader, rides the same yellow bus as three of her family members: One is a kindergartner, another a third grader, and the other a fifth grader. Hwang is 70 — and her schoolmates are her grandchildren. Illiterate all her life, she remembers hiding behind a tree and weeping as she saw her friends trot off to school six decades ago. While other village children learned to read and write, she stayed home, tending pigs, collecting firewood and looking after younger siblings. She later raised six children of her own, sending all of them to high school or college. Yet it always pained her that she couldn’t do what other mothers did. “Writing letters to my children, that’s what I dreamed of the most,” Hwang said. Help came unexpectedly this year from the local school that was running out of school-age children and was desperate to fill its classrooms with students. … [Read more...] about News Running out of children, South Korea school enrolls illiterate grandmothers