SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean lawmakers say a North Korean diplomat who served as the country’s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to the South. The lawmakers say they were told by the National Intelligence Service that the diplomat arrived in South Korea in September 2019 with his wife and at least one child. That would make him one of the most senior North Koreans to defect in recent years. North Korea, which touts itself as a socialist paradise, is extremely sensitive about defections, especially among its elite, and has sometimes insisted that they are South Korean or American plots to undermine its government.
Clemson did not win the national title in 2017, but it was still a successful campaign in Death Valley East. The Tigers claimed a third consecutive ACC championship and made a third straight College Football Playoff trip — and then returned their entire best-in-the-nation defensive line and signed one of the best pound-for-pound recruiting classes in the modern era of recruiting.In the 17-year history of the @Rivals database, 10 classes have met or exceeded a 4.0 star average. Three of them were signed this year. pic.twitter.com/OG3ikibbrU— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) February 7, 2018 Defensive ends coach Lemanski HallN/A$300,000N/A Safeties coach Mickey Conn$350,000$370,000$20,000 (5.71%) Co-offensive coordinator/WRs coach Jeff Scott$800,000$850,000$50,000 (6.25%) The 2018 season should be another good one for Clemson, and the Tigers’ coaching staff will be paid to deliver.Clemson’s Board of Trustees on Thursday approved raises across the board for Clemson’s 10 on-the-field assistants, representing a 15 percent increase from the 2017 staff (which includes the hiring of one extra assistant).All salary figures are courtesy of the Charleston Post & Courier. Cornerbacks coach Mike Reed$420,000$440,000$20,000 (4.76%) QBs coach/Recruiting coordinator Brandon Streeter$430,000$455,000$25,000 (5.81%) Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell$515,000$540,000$25,000 (4.85%) AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Coach2017 Salary2018 SalaryRaise Defensive tackles coach Todd Bates$250,000$300,000$50,000 (20%) Defensive coordinator Brent Venables$1.7 million$2 million$300,000 (17.6%) Co-offensive coordinator/RBs coach Tony Elliott$800,000$850,000$50,000 (6.25%) Assistant head coach/special teams coordinator/TEs coach Danny Pearman$460,000$480,000$20,000 (4.35%) Total$5.725 million$6.585 million$860,000 (15.02%) The bonus structure is identical for all 10 on-the-field assistants, ranging from $10,000 for a fourth straight ACC title game appearance to $85,000 for winning a second national title in three years.Venables is also eligible for an extra $50,000 if Clemson ranks among the top 10 defenses nationally and $100,000 for ranking in the top five.