Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mongolia Brief September 8, 2014 Part III

Mongolia’s Ministry of Justice and Affiliated Organs Host Open Day This Saturday on September 13th

September 8 (infomongolia.com) From 9 o'clock in the morning until 05:00 pm, the Ministry of Justice in association with affiliated Implementing and Regulatory Agencies and Authorities are organizing Open Day at Chinggis Square on September 13, 2014.

During the day, all-relevant services will be provided to civilians with free advices that aim to promote organizers’ activities and close collaborations with citizens.

“Khoromkhon” FC Wins Niislel National League 2014

September 8 (infomongolia.com) The "Niislel" National League 2014 championship organized by Mongolian Football Federation was successfully held in two rounds from June 25 to August 30, 2014.
The first round was held from June 25 to July 08 and the second on August 01-30 among “Erchim”, “Khangarid”, “Khoromkhon”, “Ulaanbaatar University”, “FC Ulaanbaatar” and “Selenge Press” clubs.
The final match of the Niislel League 2014 was held on September 03, 2014, where “Khoromkhon” won over “Erchim” by 1:0 score and becomes the 2014 Champion of National Niislel League.
The Bronze medal game was held between “Khangarid” and “Ulaanbaatar University”. However the match tied with 0:0, winner was determined by penalty kicks, where “Khangarid” FC dominated by 4:3.
Winners of 2014 National “Niislel” League:
Champion - “Erchim” FC
Runner-up - “Khoromkhon” FC
Third place - “Khangarid” FC
Best Goalkeeper - B.Ariunbold, “Erchim” FC
Best Defender - B.Anar, “Erchim” FC
Best Midfielder - Kh.Tsend-Ayush, “Khoromkhon” FC
Best Forwarder - Yusuke Minami, “Ulaanbaatar University” FC
Best Referee - B.Khash-Erdene, Mongolian Football Federation

Postage Stamps Dedicated to Historic Visits of Heads of State of China and Russia to Mongolia Released

September 8 (infomongolia.com) Recently, the heads of state of the People's Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping and the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin have conducted a state and working visits to Mongolia.
Following these visits, “Mongol Shuudan” JSC (Mongol Post) issued a series of new postage stamps namely “Historic visit of H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China to Mongolia” and “Historic visit of H.E. Mr. Vladimiri Putin, President of the Russian Federation to Mongolia”. The total exemplar of these stamps released is ten thousands each.
In conjunction, Mongol Post has also released a postage stamp dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Battles at the Khalkh River (The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol) marking in 2014.

Ambassador Somnath Ghosh Requests to Open Indian School in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

September 8 (infomongolia.com) Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, E.Bat-Uul received in his office the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Mongolia, Somnath Ghosh on September 08, 2014.
During the meeting, sides exchanged views on the city development and further collaboration issues to implement and Ambassador S.Ghosh noted, “Currently, about 200 nationals of India are residing in UB and we would like to ask your assistance to these citizens if necessary. Moreover, we wish to accelerate an intergovernmental agreement on founding an Indian School in Ulaanbaatar”.
In response, Mayor E.Bat-Uul expressed his readiness to provide all necessary supports, particularly in legal frames on opening the School in the capital city of Mongolia.

D.Gankhuyag meets Anglo American Group’s delegation

By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) The Mining Minister D.Gankhuyag Monday received a delegation led by Mr James Harman, a chairman of the Anglo American Group in charge of business and development affairs.
Mr Gankhuyag noted that parliament adopted on January 21 of 2014 in the third reading draft bills on amendments to the Law on Mineral Resources, "and this has created more favorable legal environment for foreign investments".
To this Mr Harman said the Anglo American Group is interested in investing coal and copper industries in Mongolia.
Anglo American plc is a multinational mining company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of platinum, with around 40% of world output, and a major producer of diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore and metallurgical and thermal coal. It has operations in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America.

FM meets European Commissioner

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) The Foreign Minister L.Bold received the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Ms Androulla Vassiliou on Monday.
The sides exchanged opinions on expanding cooperation in education and culture and on involving Mongolian students and youth in educational and cultural programmes, implemented by European Commission.  
After this the sides participated in a ceremony of celebrating the 25th anniversary of relations between Mongolia and EU.

American Corner provides accessible location for English classes

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) During these August and September, the "American Corner" in Ulaanbaatar hosted eight-week English language classes for the disabled. This training was initiated by local NGO that works for the rights and empowerment of people in wheelchairs and other disabled, reported the US Embassy on Monday.
On August 29, Public Affairs Cultural Specialist Shannon Moore and "American Corner" coordinator Bolormaa met participants of the training, listened to their English-language presentations and heard their feedback. The participants, many of whom are in wheelchairs, expressed their gratitude that there was a space for them to go to learn English. 
The closing ceremony was attended by 20 people, mostly from Ulaanbaatar.  

Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities Empowers Mongolians and Provides New Perspectives

Ulaanbaatar, August 30 (U.S. Embassy) Alumni from this year’s State Department-funded Sports United Exchange Program from the Mongolian Sitting Volleyball Association has organized the very first sports camp for disabled children in Mongolia.
The camp, entitled “Children Our Future,” was a five-day summer camp in a national park outside of the capital city that expanded the horizons of the participants. Twenty secondary school children, ages 8-15, were selected to participate in the camp, which was funded through an Embassy local grant program.
This was the first time that any of the children, who had different physical disabilities including epilepsy, mobility impairments, and vision impairments, to be away from their families and to know they have the potential to live independent lives as adults.
More importantly, this was the first time that the children were included and encouraged to participate in sports, and they learned about the possibilities available to them through Paralympic sports. The Sports United Program Alumni were inspiring role models who encouraged participants to stay healthy, play sports, staying motivated, and to set goals. 
On the final day of the camp, Public Affairs Cultural Specialist Shannon Moore visited the camp and saw the results of the five-day camp.

World Champion Boldbaatar receives “Altan Ochir” medal

By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) “Altan Ochir” medal was handed to judo world champion (men’s 60kg) G.Boldbaatar and a trainer D.Munkhbayar on Monday at Mongolia’s National Olympic Committee.
The champion will head to S.Korea to partake in the Incheon Asian Games-2014. The judo silver-medalist (women’s 46kg) from Nanjing Youth Olympics B.Dulguun received an “Olympiin Aldar” (Olympic Glory) medal. Her trainer Munkhbayar was awarded in recognition of his outstanding training of silver and gold medalists of the Youth Olympics.
G.Boldbaatar is to take part in Incheon Games first time, "they will of high competence as the strongest ones will come," he anticipates. 

World champion G.Boldbaatar awarded three-room apartment

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) Director-general of the “Erdenet” Mining Corporation Ts.Davaatseren last week received judoka G.Boldbaatar, a gold medallist of the 2014 World Judo Championship.
Mr Davaatseren congratulated the judoka on becoming the third in Mongolia World champion for judo, and gave a key to a three-room flat. Moreover, the world champion was given a cash prize of MNT 25 million.
G.Boldbaatar started his sport career in the “Khangarid” sports club at the Mining Corporation coached by Sh.Bat-Orshikh. He is still a member of this club.

T.Batchimeg finished 6th FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, September 8 (MONTSAME) A player of the national selected chess team T.Batchimeg GM took 6th place in the third series of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013-2014, which was concluded Sunday in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates.
The tournament was attended by 12 top women chess players from Mongolia, Russia, China, India, Georgia, Armenia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Qatar, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan.
After 11 games, Batchimeg had three wins, seven draws and one lose, collecting 6.5 points. This id how she satisfied a condition of receiving the title of men’s Grand Master of FIDE.
Two Chinese Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan took first two places, Indian Dronavalli Harika finished the 3rd.  
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