Interviews with candidates including Hanwha and director Kim Kyung-moon Work on appointing new head coach accelerates

Former national team coach Kim Kyung-moon recently conducted an interview with the club as a candidate for the new Hanwha Eagles coach.

The professional baseball Hanwha Eagles are accelerating the process of appointing a new manager. The Hanwha team recently conducted interviews with manager candidates, and it was confirmed that former national team coach Kim Kyung-moon was among them.

Hanwha General Manager Son Hyeok said on the 31st, “We recently selected candidates for director and conducted interviews with about 3 to 4 people,” and added, “Director Kim Gyeong-moon was also one of the candidates, so we also conducted an interview. However, we are not at the stage where we can say that someone has been confirmed,” he said.

At the same time, he added, “We plan to complete the appointment process with a new CEO as soon as possible so that there is no long gap in supervision.”

Former coach Kim led the national team to win the first and last Olympic gold medal in the history of the Korean baseball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He will continue to lead the national team in 2021.

In addition, he is a master of 896 wins in a total of 1,700 games in the KBO League for the Doosan Bears from 2004 to June 2011 and the new team NC Dinos from August 2011 to June 2018.

Although he has not won the Korean Series, he has been runner-up four times, and in the new team NC, he has led the team to a strong team for four consecutive years since his second year of joining the first team.

Hanwha is looking for a new head coach after coach Won-ho Choi voluntarily resigned on the 27th due to poor performance. Hanwha, which received great expectations after recruiting veterans Ryu Hyun-jin and Ahn Chi-hong last winter, created a sensation by winning seven straight games in the early part of the season. However, Hanwha, which had been on a losing streak since April, fell to last place on the 23rd. Accordingly, former director Choi and former CEO Park Chan-hyuk voluntarily resigned. However, just before the resignation of the manager and CEO, Hanwha started to rise and is currently in 7th place with 5 consecutive wins, and is only 2.5 games behind NC in 5th place, which is the Maginot line for advancing to the fall baseball season. As the team is on the rise, if a new coach is appointed quickly to stabilize the team, it will not be impossible to advance to fall baseball, which was the goal before the season. 온라인 슬롯

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Son Heung-min evaluated by British media “Tired after the Asian Cup, not the best season.”

South Korea’s Son Heung-min is disappointed after losing 0-2 between Jordan and Korea in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup semifinal match held at Al Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar on the 6th (local time) and failing to advance to the finals.

British media looked back at the performance of Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who finished the season as captain, saying, “He was the team’s true leader. “But he looked tired after finishing the Asian Cup.

On the 31st, Potbull London looked back on the performance of players in the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2023-24 season and gave Son Heung-min a rating of 8.

Son Heung-min’s rating is next to goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, defender Mickey van der Pen (above 9 points), and defenders Christian Romero and Destiny Udogi (above 8.5 points). 스포츠 토토사이트

Midfielder Pape Sar also received the same score as Son Heung-min.

Son Heung-min took over as team captain after Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) left this season and performed beyond expectations.

He recorded 17 goals and 10 assists in the regular league, ranking 8th in EPL scoring and tied for 3rd in assists. In terms of team performance, he is tied for the most points and assists on the team with Brennan Johnson.

However, Football London did not give Son Heung-min the highest rating. The assessment was that his performance in the second half of the season was disappointing after the first half. Son Heung-min was unable to play for his team for nearly a month due to participating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in January, and showed signs of being somewhat tired after the tournament. The media praised Son Heung-min, saying, “Son Heung-min scored 27 attack points (17 goals, 10 assists) in 36 games this season,” and “As captain, he was a true leader of the club both on and off the pitch.” Football London cited the Asian Cup held earlier this year as the reason for the slump at the end of the season. The analysis was that he could not help but become physically exhausted due to the non-stop schedule. The media said, “Son Heung-min did not have the best season due to the increased schedule of matches playing for Tottenham and the national team,” and added, “He overplayed due to the Asian Cup and looked a bit tired afterward. “Still, Son Heung-min still contributed a lot in the final third (front line),” he explained. Meanwhile, Son Heung-min, who finished his team’s schedule, is taking a break in Korea. Son Heung-min will be called up by ‘Kim Do-hoon’ on the 2nd of next month and participate in the second qualifying round of the 2026 North and Central America World Cup Asia region. 성인웹툰

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‘Guilty verdict’ Kwak Myung-woo attends Volleyball Federation rewards and punishment committee OK Financial also considers disciplinary action

OK Financial Group officials also appear before the Rewards and Punishments Committee after being sentenced to 6 months in prison and 1 year of probation.

Kwak Myeong-woo (33), a setter for OK Financial Group in the professional volleyball men’s division, who was found guilty by the court, attended the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) Rewards and Punishments Committee.

KOVO held a rewards and punishment committee regarding Kwak Myung-woo at the Korea Volleyball Federation secretariat on the 31st.

This time, the Reward and Punishment Committee will discuss whether to discipline Kwak Myung-woo and the OK Financial Group team. Kwak Myung-woo, OK Financial Group’s general manager, and the secretary general attended the rewards and punishment committee.

According to the OK Financial Group team on the 13th, Kwak Myung-woo was recently sentenced by the court to six months in prison, one year of suspension, and one year of probation for violating the Communications Secrets Protection Act and causing injury. 파워볼사이트

Kwak Myung-woo was tried in the first trial ahead of last season, but he did not inform the club of this fact, and OK Financial Group found out that he had received judicial processing belatedly.

Due to Kwak Myung-woo’s guilty verdict, the trade between OK Financial Group and Hyundai Capital ultimately did not materialize. Last month, OK Financial Group attempted to carry out a trade in which it gave away Kwak Myung-woo to Hyundai Capital and received Cha Young-seok and a first-round pick in the 2024-2025 rookie draft. OK Financial Group requested KOVO to withdraw its trade disclosure.

It appears that Kwak Myung-woo, who was found guilty, will not be able to avoid severe punishment. According to Chapter 3, Article 10, Paragraph 1 of the KOVO Reward and Punishment Regulations, ‘Sex crimes (including sexual harassment), violence, drunk driving, illegal drugs, gambling, match-fixing, racial discrimination, school violence that occurred in the past, human rights violations, etc., and other serious social crimes. Any member who commits an act that damages dignity for a similar reason is subject to disciplinary action. OK Financial Group plans to begin reviewing the club’s own disciplinary action after confirming the results of the Reward and Punishment Committee. 한국야동

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‘Shock release’ Go Woo-seok, U-turn after 5 months in the US? “The possibility of going to LG seems low.”

The MLB Seoul Series practice game between Team Korea and the San Diego (SD) Padres was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 17th. San Diego’s Go Woo-seok is waiting in the dugout.

The outlook for Go Woo-seok (26), who entered the Major League Baseball (MLB) early this year with big dreams, is bleak. Less than a month after changing teams, he was placed on the release waiting list, threatening to derail his big league challenge.

The Miami team announced on the 31st (Korean time), “We have designated Go Woo-seok as a DFA while recruiting pitcher Sean Anderson from the Texas Rangers.”

DFA is one of the procedures in MLB for changing or terminating a contract between a club and a player. It is like a kind of ultimatum in which the club urges the player to be demoted to the minor league or leave the team.

Players assigned for designation will be immediately removed from the 40-man roster and automatically placed on waivers. In fact, it is safe to say that Miami has been released, as it is equivalent to giving up the ownership rights and contract for Go Woo-seok.

Now Go Woo-seok is given a week of fate. If Go Woo-seok is recruited by another club within this period, he can continue his challenge to the MLB.

However, if there is no recruitment offer, he must leave Miami and look for another team directly, or remain in Miami as a minor affiliate.

If he remains in the minors, he can receive a remaining salary of $4.5 million from Miami until 2025, but if he chooses free agency, he cannot receive the remaining salary. The reason Go Woo-seok was ignored less than a month after settling in Miami was largely due to his failure to leave an impact. He gave up no runs in two games after moving to Miami, but was shaken by allowing 1 run in 1⅔ innings in his third appearance, and gave up 2 runs in 1 inning in his fifth appearance. He continued his scoreless streak in the last two games again, but was not an attractive player in the club’s eyes. In particular, the current Miami general manager is Peter Bendix (39), who is famous for achieving results with a limited budget during his time as general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. General Manager Bendix is ​​trying to reduce the cost of running the Miami team as much as possible, and it can also be seen that he took measures to allocate nominations to reduce even Go Woo-seok’s not-so-high annual salary. Looking at it objectively, it is not very likely that Go Woo-seok will be traded to another team. Since he didn’t step foot on the MLB stage once this season, he didn’t even have a chance to be noticed by scouts.

In particular, according to his current contract, Go Woo-seok has the right to veto the minor league starting in 2025, but other clubs may find this clause burdensome.

If there is no trade news for a week, Go Woo-seok must decide whether to remain in the minors or leave the team as a free agent. Some are saying that this may be a U-turn to LG. LG also has no reason not to welcome Go Woo-seok’s return.

However, given that he has only been in the United States for five months, the player’s pride may not allow him to admit failure and return to the country.

MLB commentator Song Jae-woo said, “It doesn’t seem likely that Go Woo-seok will return to Korea right now. “Even if Go Woo-seok, who is already mentally shaken, goes to LG, he may suffer from trauma for a while,” he said. “The most realistic response is to wait for a trade and if that doesn’t work, look into other teams through an agent.”

He continued, “The current contract provisions, such as salary scale and minor veto rights, may actually become factors that make the transfer difficult, so it is also possible to predict a plan to modify some of the contract conditions by remaining in the minors.” He added, “I think he will try to continue the challenge.

He then advised, “The psychological blow felt by Go Woo-seok may be great, but it cannot be said that his big league dream has been completely dashed yet, so it is necessary to calmly monitor the situation and prepare for the next move.” 스포츠토토

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Munich’s new coach Company “Looking for hungry players” Minjae Kim Should I take the chance?

Company, inauguration press conference at Munich’s home stadium “We will pursue aggressive football like we did at Burnley.”

Vincent Company, the new head coach of Bayern Munich in the German professional soccer Bundesliga, where national soccer player Kim Min-jae plays, predicted endless competition next season.

Coach Company held an inauguration press conference at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on the 30th (Korean time) and said he would check how serious the players are as Munich players.

At the press conference on this day, Coach Company said of his first impressions of Munich, “I know how big of a club Munich is, so I am very proud and motivated,” and “I want to start the season right away.”

Coach Company then once again revealed his soccer philosophy of pursuing bold and aggressive play.

“We will maintain the same style as at Burnley,” he said. “I want the players to have guts and play attacking football, and I hope they will maintain that throughout the game.

When asked if he already had a lineup of starting players in mind, he replied, “It’s still too early to talk about the players.”

However, he said, “I want to know how hungry the Munich players, who missed out on being the league champion last season, are right now,” and added, “We will look into which players are most desperate.” General manager Max Eberl, who also attended the press conference, also responded to rumors that there would be a major change in the Munich squad, asking, “What is a major change?” and saying, “There is no specific list of players that we want to release.” said. Still, he added, “there will definitely be some players who will have a difficult time next season,” adding, “it’s just a level playing field.” When asked if the position of coach of Munich was burdensome, Coach Company said, “Pressure or criticism from outside does not affect me at all,” and added, “If we become the best, others will follow us.” He then expressed his confidence, saying, “There is no need for people to be confident in me even before I start working as a coach in earnest,” and “I am confident that everyone will be satisfied with me when they see me on the pitch.” Lastly, he expressed his ambition, saying, “My job is to help players develop,” and “I will implement my clear vision in Munich.” As a defender during his time as a player, Coach Company won numerous trophies with Manchester City, including winning the English Premier League (EPL) four times, the English Football Association (FA) Cup twice, and the English Carabao Cup four times. After his retirement, he went to Anderlecht, a prestigious club in Belgium, and took over as manager of Burnley in 2022, but suffered the humiliation of being relegated to the second division after finishing 19th in the EPL in the 2023-2024 season. Kim Min-jae, who had a difficult time after being pushed out of competition for the team’s starting position since the middle of last season, is expected to compete fiercely again next season under coach Company. 토토사이트

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Korean women’s volleyball loses to Poland led by Coach Lavarini

Park Jeong-ah and Jeong Ji-yoon, 10 points each

The Korean women’s volleyball team bowed to Poland in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

The Korean women’s volleyball team, led by coach Fernando Morales, lost a set score of 0-3 (20-25 20-25 10-) against Poland in the second match of the second week of the 2024 VNL held at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 31st (Korean time). 25) was completely defeated.

Korea’s record in this VNL was 1 win, 5 losses (4 points). It ranks 11th among 16 countries.

Korea, which escaped a 30-game losing streak in the VNL by winning the 4th game of the first week against Thailand on the 20th, lost to Bulgaria in the first game of the second week the previous day after a close battle in a full set.

On this day, they failed to overcome Poland, led by coach Stefano Lavarini, and fell into their second consecutive loss. Coach Lavarini is the head coach who led the Korean women’s volleyball team to the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Poland is leading (18 points) in this tournament with 6 consecutive wins.

Korea, ranked 38th in the world, faced Poland, a strong team ranked 3rd, and fought a close match in the first and second sets. However, they were unable to prevent defeat, giving up 25 points while scoring only 10 points in the third set. He struggled in both blocking (5-12) and serving (2-7). Park Jeong-ah (Pepper Savings Bank) and Jeong Ji-yoon (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) both scored 10 points, but could not smile. Korea will face World No. 1 Turkiye in the third match of the second week of the VNL at 3 a.m. next month. 섯다

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National soccer team member Hwang In-beom is named Serbia League ‘Player of the Year’

Achieved ‘double win’ with double-digit attack points… Rumors of advancing to the big leagues

National soccer team midfielder Hwang In-beom, who plays for Crvena Zvezda of the Serbian professional soccer Superliga, was named the league’s best player.

Serbia Superliga announced through its official channel on the 30th (local time) that Hwang In-beom was selected as the league’s best player for the 2023-2024 season.

The best player is selected by a vote of 32 people, including coaches and captains of 16 clubs in the Serbian league, and In-beom Hwang beat Partizan’s Matheus Saldana to become the representative player of the Serbian league.

According to the Serbian Superliga Secretariat, Javor Ivanica’s captain Nemanja Miletic praised Hwang In-beom for dominating the league and especially for his outstanding performance in the rivalry game.

Additionally, Goran Stanich, the head coach of Chukarić, emphasized that Hwang In-beom is a foreign player who can make a big difference on the pitch.

Hwang In-beom, a former member of Daejeon Hana Citizen of the K-League 1 professional soccer team, left Olympiakos (Greece) last summer and made a new start by joining Zvezda.

Hwang In-beom lived up to expectations by establishing himself as the core of Zvezda’s midfield and showing stable linkage. He also helped the team win the league and cup, scoring 6 goals and 7 assists in all competitions combined, including the league and the UEFA Champions League (UCL). There was a local report recently that Hwang In-beom, who won the domestic double with Zvezda and was selected as the best player in the Serbian league, could advance to the top five leagues in Europe. Serbian media outlet ‘Directno’ hinted at the possibility of him advancing to the big league, saying, “Several clubs, including Bologna of Italy’s Serie A and Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton of England’s Premier League (EPL), are showing interest in Hwang In-beom.” 고스톱

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Chipmaking sector expected to enjoy longer-than-expected boom: BOK report

This image provided by SK hynix shows its latest HBM3E chips. Yonhap

The chipmaking sector’s upside cycle may last into the first half of next year and possibly beyond that time, giving a boost to the country’s exports, a report from the Bank of Korea said Friday.

The global chipmaking sector rebounded early last year on the back of a boom in artificial intelligence, and its rising cycle may last longer than expected, the report said.

Demand for semiconductors may continue to increase from the server, mobile and personal computer sectors, but supply may be relatively limited, it said.

“The global 안전 chipmaking sector’s upside cycle will help the country’s exports of chips, which in turn will boost the country’s overall exports,” it said.

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Korea needs to bolster ties with Czech firms to win nuclear plant project

Petr Tresnak, deputy minister of industry and trade of the Czech Republic, speaks during an interview with The Korea Times at the Czech Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

Korea should enable Czech companies to enjoy benefits from its potential nuclear power plant construction project in the Czech Republic, not just offer a lower price to outbid France for the 30 trillion won ($22 billion) project, according to a senior government official from the Central European country.Petr Tresnak, deputy minister of industry and trade of the Czech Republic, told The Korea Times that his government will also evaluate the bidders in terms of their partnerships with local companies, not only from an economic, safety and technical point of view.“There are other aspects which can be evaluated in the bidding process, such as Czech companies’ participation in the project and a bidder’s partnership with them in R&D and education,” he said during an interview at the Czech Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday.Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a state-owned nuclear power plant operator that tendered for the project, has sought to boost ties with Czech companies and local communities, after the Czech government decided to pursue the construction of a new nuclear power plant in 2016.

Doosan Enerbility, one of the Korean partners of KHNP for the project, vowed to source components for new nuclear power plants from its Czech subsidiary and multiple other local equipment makers. It made the pledge during its Partnership Day event earlier this month, which was also attended by the deputy minister.These efforts led some in the Czech media to expect KHNP to beat its competitor, EDF, a French government-owned electric utility company. The Korean government has also maintained an optimistic outlook, saying that Korea is the only nation that can build high-quality nuclear power plants on time and on budget.Tresnak, who is also a nuclear engineer, acknowledged Korea as a country possessing know-how in the nuclear industry and Doosan as an important partner for his country and companies there.However, he remained cautious about predicting the preferred bidder that will be announced on July 15.“It will be quite 슬롯사이트 clear a month later,” he said.

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Namdaemun Market to hold craft beer festival next week

This aerial view of Sungnyemun Gate shows a guard-changing ceremony, June 22, 2021.  Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

An outdoor craft beer festival will be held in the heart of Seoul next week, featuring some 20 selected craft beer breweries from across the country as well as various performances, the Namedaemun Market Merchants Association said Thursday.The 2024 Namdaemun Market Day with Big Mac Craft Beer Festival will take place from May 29 to 31 in front of Sungnyemun on the corner of Namdaemun Market.Sungnyemun, a stone structure featuring an arched entrance at its center, holds the esteemed status of being Korea’s national treasure. Informally referred to as Namdaemun, it stands as a symbol of cultural heritage and historical significance in Korea.The association organized the event to commemorate the establishment of a new arcade and the modernization of the surrounding environment, initiatives that local merchants believe will play a pivotal role in drawing increased numbers of international tourists to the area.

The brewery lineup includes Reindeutsch from the southernmost coastal city of Tongyong, South Gyeongsang Province; Artmonster Brewery from Seoul’s Gangnam District; Dongducheon Brewery from Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province; and Mont Beer from Sokcho, Gangwon Province. Notably, the three-day event will also present Namdaemun Beer, a new craft beer designed after Seoul’s iconic landmark.A ceremony commemorating the day of Namdaemun Market merchants is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. on May 30. Following the ceremony, attendees can anticipate a live performance by Jeon Young-rok, a renowned Korean pop singer-songwriter celebrated for his prolific career, which began with his debut in 1971 and includes numerous chart-topping hits.The festival will then feature a singing contest among merchants and local residents, a DJ party, live music performances and recreational events.The association said the upcoming event will become a venue where all participants, including beer lovers, can have a good time.The event is also expected to contribute to improving the regional economy and is open to everyone. There is no entry fee.“We invite everyone to the festival, which will light up the night of Seoul,” said Moon Nam-yup, the president of the merchants association.”We plan to offer fresh and high-quality beer made by some of the best craft beer breweries in the country with some great live music in Namdaemun, a historic landmark that stands between the 카지노사이트킹 past and present.”

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