300 Click for offerBut this is a shift that has been hard to reconcile with the state’s self-image as a socialist paradise, which it continues to project to the outside world and its own people. Peter Ward, a Seoul National University master’s graduate whose research focuses on the North Korean economy, spent nearly a month traveling in North Korea last summer, perusing official government publications and academic journals. In the course of his research, he discovered that the state had issued new rules, lifting restrictions on the utilization of “order contracts,” so long as it agrees with the state’s objectives. Order contracts, Ward explained on a recent podcast, involve state-owned enterprises setting their own prices in consultation with customers. They are, in other words, market forces, but by another name. This change was not confined to any one sector, he explained; rather, supply-and-demand economics can be employed by management and staff members of state-owned enterprises in nearly every sector of the economy. En su artículo de opinión del domingo, el escritor Alberto Barrera Tyszka explora las dificultades de enfrentar continuamente versiones opuestas de la realidad en la Venezuela actual.
Disney's official fan club, D23, has unveiled a poster for the Lady and the Tramp live-action remake coming later this year. D23 tweeted out the poster Tuesday, with the movie set to hit small screens when the Disney Plus streaming service launches on Nov. 12. Taking a break from book shopping, we got in line at Swan Oyster Depot, which has been around for more than 100 years. This small joint has 18 seats at its counter. We arrived a half-hour before opening, but the line was already long. (Bourdain has sung Swan’s praises; it’s now a serious tourist destination.) We waited an hour and a half for our seats, wondering if we were lemmings. We weren't. The oysters, the crab backs in butter and their version of crudo, washed down with an Anchor Steam, were good beyond measure. All restaurants should keep their white wine selection so unpretentiously on display, with cluttered bottles placed on ice in a stainless steel pan.XS M S
TYPE ::MOUNTAIN BIKEWhat she saw on tape was not at all what she had envisioned when she heard that he had confessed. Contrairement à d’autres pays, la France a eu la chance de voir naître des contestations populaires qui ont formulé de sérieuses questions économiques, sociales et institutionnelles. Ailleurs — au Royaume-Uni, aux Etats-Unis, en Italie, en Pologne, en Hongrie — d’emblée on a choisi de s’abandonner au populisme et au nationalisme ou au repli sur soi. Le risque, maintenant, est qu’un traitement insatisfaisant des demandes légitimes, ou au moins raisonnables, des Gilets jaunes ne les pousse eux, et d’autres aussi, vers ces écueils que la France avait pour l’instant réussi à éviter.
BRAND ::SPORTS SCOTTYOn July 19, Nicholas Guzley Jr., a police officer, ate pork at a restaurant in Seattle, and at 2 a.m. threw up in the shower. The medical ordeal that followed was so excruciating — vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding, a fever of 103.9 degrees, dehydration and multiple hospital visits — that he said it was worse than a near-death experience in 2003 when he had been hit by a truck. Netflix’s most prominent — and promising — film release in March brings together J.C. Chandor, the superb director of “All Is Lost” and “A Most Violent Year,” and Mark Boal, the screenwriter of “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” for the story of an audacious heist that’s somewhere between greed and justice. Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal and Garrett Hedlund star as former Special Forces operatives who attempt to steal millions in cash from a South American drug cartel. The good news for them? The authorities won’t care about a cartel getting robbed. The bad news? The cartel definitely will.
“Calling her a trailblazer underestimates her accomplishments,” Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson, the N.M.A.’s current president, said. “She chose to work in underserved areas and still did so many other things.” In the process, she helped pioneer a field known as geometric analysis, and she developed techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians.