Hanyang Securities ownership to change after 68 years

Hanyang Securities CEO Lim Jae-taek / Courtesy of Hanyang Securities

Hanyang Foundation, the operator of Hanyang University, will sell its stake in its subsidiary, Hanyang Security, it said Monday. If sold, the ownership of the brokerage firm will change for the first time in 68 years since its foundation.

“Hanyang Foundation, our largest shareholder, is pursuing a stake sale. However, specifics regarding the buyer, sale price, method and schedule have not been decided or confirmed yet,” the brokerage firm said. “Within a month, or at a time when specifics are decided, we will post another disclosure.”

The announcement followed the Korea Exchange’s request for confirmation, as rumors regarding the brokerage firm’s sales steeply pushed up the stock price.

Since July 5, Hanyang Securities has experienced a consecutive seven-day increase in its stock price, with a particularly sharp rise of over 9 percent each day starting Thursday.

Hanyang Securities is a medium-sized domestic securities firm ranked around 30th in terms of equity capital. It is recognized for its strengths in investment banking and bonds. 커뮤니티 Last year, it reported an operating profit of 46.29 billion won ($33.47 million) and a net profit of 35.1 billion won.

As of March, Hanyang Foundation held a 16.29 percent stake in common shares. This amount rises to 40.99 percent when related parties are included.

Hanyang Foundation reportedly decided to sell the brokerage firm to supply liquidity after its subsidiary, Hanyang Development, incurred financial losses from real estate project financing. Another subsidiary, Hanyang University Hospital, is also facing financial difficulties due to the nationwide doctors’ strike.

Hanyang Securities’ sale is expected to give momentum to the M&A market of securities firms, as there have been no such deals since 2018, when three brokerages were sold.

Industry estimates suggest the transaction is expected to be around 100 billion won, given the firm’s market capitalization of 180 billion won and additional management rights premium.

Earlier, LX Group, private equity Korea Climate & Governance Improvement and Woori Financial Group, which recently acquired Korea Foss Securities, were speculated to be potential buyers of the firm. However, LX and Woori have denied these rumors.

Following the news of the sale Monday, Hanyang Securities saw a steep surge in its stock price. After starting at 15,000 won, it shot up to 17,210 won, setting a new 52-week high. It then closed at 15,000won, an increase of 7.53 percent compared to the previous trading day.


BTS’ Jin carries Paris Olympics torch amid cheers from thousands of fans

Jin, the member of K-pop supergroup BTS, takes the Olympics torch in Paris, Sunday. AP-Yonhap

Jin of global K-pop sensation BTS carried the torch for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics on Sunday, greeted by throngs of cheering fans.

The Korean singer led the Louvre Museum section of the relay in Paris, starting around 8 p.m.

Crowds of BTS fans, known as ARMY, gathered to catch a glimpse of the star.

Fans held signs handwritten in Korean saying, “Welcome, Seok-jin, I Love You,” “Run, Seok-jin” and “Good luck, Seok-jin,” along with Korean national flags. Kim Seok-jin is Jin’s birth name.

As Jin emerged from the torch relay center at the museum around 8 p.m., the crowd erupted in cheers, chanting his name.

Jin, with a shy smile, waved to his fans, acknowledging their love and support.

Escorted by police, he then moved to Rue de Rivoli, a nearby street, and was handed the torch. He ran about 200 meters before returning it to the torch relay center at the museum.

The event coincided with Bastille Day, France’s national holiday.

“I feel extremely honored to have been able to participate in today’s torch relay. I sincerely thank ARMY 커뮤니티 and all the fans who made it possible for me to carry the torch,” Jin said after completing the torch relay, according to Hybe, the parent company of his agency, BigHit Music.


Byeon Woo-seok’s security firm apologizes for excessive airport measures

A security guard for actor Byeon Woo-seok directs a strong flashlight at a passengers waiting at a lounge at Incheon International Airport. Captured from X

Actor Byeon Woo-seok’s security team faced a backlash for what has been described as “excessive security measures” at Incheon International Airport.

The incident, which quickly went viral online, has led to an official apology and promises of corrective action.

Byeon, popular for his lead role in the tvN series “Lovely Runner,” was departing for Hong Kong for the “2024 Asia Fan Meeting Tour – Summer Letter,” when the incident occurred Friday.

While using the airport lounge, some of his security personnel allegedly shone bright flashlights at ordinary travelers who happened to glance at the actor.

This excessive precaution led to widespread criticism after a video of the event surfaced on social media.

The contentious video, posted on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, has been viewed over 2 million times.

The uploader, who was at the airport lounge with family, described the experience, noting how 토토 security used powerful flashlights to deter onlookers from observing Byeon.

Among those affected was a young boy, highlighting the unnecessary severity of the security measures.

Some expressed their outrage at the security firm’s tactics. Comments ranged from disbelief at the use of flashlights in a lounge to criticism of the perceived arrogance of such actions.

Responding to the uproar, the head of the security company admitted the fault and issued a public apology. “We deeply apologize for causing discomfort to the public,” he said in an interview with News1. “We will conduct thorough retraining of our security personnel to ensure such an incident does not recur.”

The security firm has pledged to improve its protocols, aiming to protect its clients without imposing on the general public.

Varo Entertainment, Byeon’s agency, also issued an apology on Monday. “We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to passengers during the security process at Incheon Airport on July 12. We will ensure that such situations do not occur in the future by being more meticulous and cautious, especially to avoid inconveniencing airport users and the general public,” it said in a statement. “Once again, we are sorry for the concern caused.”


LS accuses Taihan of stealing cable technologies

LS Cable & Solution's factory in Donghae, Gangwon Province / Courtesy of LS C&S

LS Cable & Solution (C&S) criticized Taihan Cable & Solution (C&S) for the alleged theft of submarine cable technologies on Monday, threatening to take all possible legal actions both domestically and internationally if the allegations turn out to be true.

“Taihan C&S’ technology theft is an obvious crime,” LS C&S said in its press release.

“The main point of this case is whether Taihan C&S stole the floor plan and layout of LS C&S’ submarine cable manufacturing facilities.”

The statement came as the police started to consider Taihan C&S as a suspect in this case and searched its headquarters in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, Thursday.

When the police searched its factory in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, last month, Taihan C&S said that it was not a suspect in the case and that the police search into its factory was intended to prove Gaun Architects & Engineers’ crimes.

Gaun, which designed the Dangjin factory, is suspected of having leaked technologies that it obtained from LS C&S, while designing its factories between 2008 and 2023.

When the case was first made public last month, LS C&S remained cautious about mentioning the names of Taihan C&S and Gaun in its press release, although it also 추천 said at that time that it would take legal action if the allegations turn out to be true.

LS C&S described Taihan C&S as a “competitor” and used Gaun’s initial in its previous press release.

“Taihan C&S reportedly asked Gaun several times to design its factory and offered twice the amount that L&S had offered to Gaun,” an LS C&S official said in the statement.

“In addition, we heard that Taihan C&S contacted other partners of LS C&S to build the same facilities.”

Taihan C&S refuted LS C&S’ claim and emphasized its existing capabilities in manufacturing submarine cable equipment. It also said that LS C&S appears to be trying to protect its monopoly of the submarine cable market.

“To prevent any possible damage to our stakeholders, we sincerely ask our competitor to refrain from media manipulation,” Taihan C&S said in its press release. “If the allegations turn out to be false, we will take all possible legal actions.”


“This brazen…” “Eating and running” Snell’s “Extreme Selfishness”… “I’m not ready yet, but the club is in a hurry.” Complaints

Snell signed a two-year, $62 million contract with the San Francisco Giants only near the start of the season.

If you are a professional player, you should be ready to play at any time.

Snell, however, was not prepared at all. Even after signing the contract, Snell didn’t find the sense of pitching through minor league games and boasted that he didn’t need a minor league.

Eventually, he took the mound without getting ready to throw properly. He showed off his arrogance and overconfidence in his abilities.

The result was disastrous. He lost three games and posted an ERA of 9.51. He also rose to the ranks of the injured two times.

He took the mound at Triple-A on Thursday (Korea Standard Time). His performance was also poor. He threw 51 pitches and allowed two runs during 2.1 innings. He also gave up three walks, which is his trademark. He was typical. 안전토토사이트

Snell, however, repeatedly complained after the game.

According to NBC Sports, Snell indicated that San Francisco is rushing to return to the big leagues.

“I don’t feel like myself yet. I think the club is saying, ‘We need you. We need you.’ I want to be 100% fit, but I couldn’t. I was just fighting to get back in a hurry. That’s what I think. That’s why I’m frustrated.”

“I want to go out and dominate and bowl the way I bowl. It’s more important that I’m there,” he complained.

“He’s frustrated just like everybody else. If he’s not physically good, we won’t let him pitch,” manager Bob Melvin said. “We’ll see how he throws in the next game.”

San Francisco has 36 wins and 42 losses, three games behind the San Diego Padres, which are ranking third in the wild card league. If the team fails to catch up, its advance to the fall baseball league will fail.

That’s why Snell, a pitcher earning $31 million a year, has to do his part.

San Francisco waited half the season.

Nevertheless, he is complaining, saying, “I’m not ready.”

If Snell is returned in this state, it will only cause inconvenience. It would be better to get him out of the season under the excuse of injury.


Kim Ha-sung scores RBI with exquisite bunt hit… Team comes from behind to beat Washington

Kim Ha-sung of the San Diego Padres scored an RBI with a bunt that caught him off guard and the team won a dramatic come-from-behind victory. 토토사이트 순위

Kim Ha-sung started as the seventh shortstop in a home game against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park on Saturday (Korea time), and recorded one hit, one run, one RBI, one walk, and one strikeout from three times at bat. He posted a batting average of 0.221 for this season.

The Korean team won 7-6 at the end of extra time. Jurickson Profar’s two-base hit that went over the right-center fence made the finishing hit.

Kim Ha-sung’s team scored three points in the top of the second inning and contributed to this. Kim Ha-sung, who came to the batter’s box with one out and runners on the first and third bases, buntted on the 92.5-mile sinker of opposing starter Patrick Corbin.

The bunt ball rolled superbly along the inside of the third-base foul line. Not only did the third baseman come home, but Kim Ha-sung also survived on the first base, making it an infield hit.

The next batter, Kyle Higashioka, homered with leading runner Donovan Solano when he hit a double that cut right-center. San Diego took a 3-0 lead.

However, the San Diego Padres’ lineup was frozen afterwards. Since Manny Machado’s hit to the center field in the third inning, the Dodgers struggled as not a single batter could get on base until the ninth inning.

Washington starter Patrick Corbin pitched seven innings of five hits, five strikeouts, and three runs to block the San Diego Padres’ lineup.

Washington, which had 22 come-from-behind wins, the most in the league before the game, was persistent.

Joey Meneses was at the center of the counterattack. He had a double in the third inning, an infield hit in the fifth inning, and a hit to left in the seventh inning to garner three RBIs.

Kim Ha-sung’s defense was also regrettable. In the top of the fifth inning, CJ Abrams’ ball fell behind the pitcher with no outs and runners on the first base, but catching a hit was deflected off his glove.

If he had caught it, he could have caught at least one runner. However, he managed to salvage all runners. The official record was set as a single.

San Diego starter Matt Waldron then caught two outs well, but then allowed Meneses an infield hit and lost a point.

Waldron allowed five hits, two walks, eight strikeouts and two runs in six innings, and withdrew without a loss.

The game was decided in overtime. Enel de Los Santos, who blocked two outs well in the top of the 10th inning, allowed a double by Kibert Ruiz and was hit by a two-run homer by Nick Senzel.

San Diego chased Donovan Solano’s double to left in the bottom of the 10th inning, followed by Jackson Merrill’s hit to center.

Washington D.C. pitcher Hunter Harvey lost control of the ball. He drew a walk after five pitches, continuing his chances with runners on the first and second bases with no outs.

The come-from-behind runner got on base, and the attack fell to the upper lineup. Profar did not miss it. After a seven-ball match with Harvey, the right-center gap ended the game with a recognition double. Kim Ha-sung scored the winning run.

Washington sent Luis Arraez to intentional pitches with two outs and runners on second and third, but it was a bad choice as a result.

The game was recorded as San Diego’s fifth walk-off victory this season. Last season, there were only two walk-off wins.


“Cartoon Baseball Team” San Diego will end the 10th inning at 3-6 and produce “Cartoon Baseball”… four of the last seven home games will win

At this point, it is safe to call the San Diego Padres a “comic baseball team.” 안전토토사이트

San Diego scored four points in the bottom of the 10th inning in a home game against the Washington Nationals in the 2024 U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 25th (Korea time).

The San Diego Padres lost the game by allowing three runs in the top of the 10th inning, trailing 3-6. However, the team won four runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, reversing its decision.

Donovan Solano hit a double to the left to second and third bases with no outs in the attack that began at second base.

Jackson Merrill then hit a timely hit to make up for two points to chase closely 5-6.

Kim Ha-sung calmly drew a walk and continued his chances of first and second bases with no outs.

Tyler Wade, who was a pinch hitter, buntted to send him to second and third bases with one out.

Pinch-hitter David Perelta was caught on third baseman foul fly. Two outs and runners on second and third bases.

Washington sent its next batter, Luis Arraez, to four pitches on purpose. The team loaded the bases with two outs.

Coming up to bat, Jurickson Profar hit a recognition double that separated the right-center field after a close game that lasted up to seven pitches. Second baseman Kim Ha-sung scored a finishing run following a third runner.

Petco Park became a frenzy,

San Diego has won four of its last seven games at home.

The closing log is as follows.


‘Otani rips the limits’ and ‘hit king – leadoff is possible’ of 973.7 billion monster… head coach-colleague admired too

The Los Angeles Dodgers awarded Shohei Ohtani (aged 30) an unprecedented amount of 700 million U.S. dollars for 10 years, even though he knew the reason. Ohtani proves the reason every moment.

In 76 games this season, Ohtani has a batting average of 0.321 (97 hits in 302) 23 home runs, 57 RBIs, 61 runs and 16 steals, an on-base percentage of 0.398, an on-base plus slugging percentage of 0.632, an on-base plus 1.030 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage), 4.2 contribution to victory against substitute players (WAR and FanGraph) and 187 ability to create adjusted goals (wRC+).

He is ranking first in batting average, home run, run scored, slugging percentage, OPS, wRC+ and fWAR in the National League. He is chasing after Marcel Osuna (Atlanta, 64) only in RBIs.

What’s more surprising is that he has displayed overwhelming performance while playing as the first hitter recently. Otani, who has been the second hitter all season, has been playing leadoff for the Dodgers since Mookie Betts’ finger injury. 토토사이트 꽁머니

Considering Ohtani’s productivity, there were disagreements on whether it would be the right choice to use him as No. 1, but as a result, it gives confidence that it is the perfect answer.

Since Betts’ injury, he has been batting hard with a batting average of 0.458 (11 hits in 24 at-bats) and four homers and 11 RBIs in six games as the first hitter. In addition, he has six walks and a on-base percentage of 0.567.

On this day, Ochani also hit a large two-run shot that flew about 140 meters at a batting speed of 115.5 miles (185.9 kilometers) in the bottom of the third inning.

The head coach and his teammates are also impressed. “Otani, who was unanimously named the MVP of the American League twice, has become one of the leading candidates for the first NL MVP in his first season with the Dodgers,” MLB.COM, the official website of MLB, introduced Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

“Otani is leading in batting average, home run and RBIs in the third place. This is very special,” Roberts said. “There has been no better player in the last few weeks.”

It is no longer surprising that he led the race in home runs and RBIs, but his batting average is quite different. He only posted a batting average of 0.257 in 2021 when he won the MVP award, and raised his batting average to .304 last year, which was impressive.

However, he maintained his power and productivity this season, and is ranking No. 1 in batting average. This is why Ohtani is considered the strongest candidate for NL MVP this season, even though he gave up pitching for a while. Ohtani is getting closer to perfection.

Ohsu-na, who is ranked first in RBIs after playing a home run race with Ohtani, is performing well with 16 stolen bases in addition to Ohtani.

As the first hitter, he continues to display strong batting performance. His ratio of hard hits (over 95 miles) is 61.8 percent, and his average batting speed is 95.6 miles, ranking first in both categories. Ohtani is also satisfied with this. “His batting speed is really good. I like this angle from the bat,” he said.

As a result, the Japanese superstar has hit six home runs over 450 feet (137 meters) this season, which is two more than the Dodgers’ (best) record in a single season since Statcast started tracking (distance) in 2015, the media said. “Otani hit four home runs over 450 feet in June alone, becoming the third player since 2015.”

“I’m always surprised,” starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow said of his batting speed. “Everyone seems to be always like, ‘Wow.’ It’s very fun for all of us as well.”

With Ohtani playing as the No. 1 hitter, Roberts was in happy trouble. “Even though Betts is clearly our No. 1 hitter, I feel comfortable knowing that Ohtani can play there,” he said.

Even after Betts’ return, the Dodgers have a choice to decide the first batter depending on the opponent’s starting pitcher and Betts’ condition. This is why Roberts, who has a batter named Ohtani who plays more than his role no matter what the batting order is, has no choice but to smile happily.


LAD Crazy Investment? Ohtani Ear Soto Recruited Dream Lineup… “I’m sure you’ll be interested in it”

The Los Angeles Dodgers spent astronomical amounts of money recruiting Japanese players Shohei Ohtani (30) and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (26) during the 2023-2024 off-season. Despite the payment grace period, they signed a 10-year contract with Ohtani for 700 million U.S. dollars and invested 325 million dollars in Yamamoto for 12 years. Ohtani was the highest ever in Major League history, and Yamamoto was the highest ever in Major League history.

Confident that Ohtani would appear in the free agent market, the Dodgers had refrained from recruiting outside free agents and managed their team’s annual salary. As soon as Ohtani and Yamamoto appeared, they offered an astronomical amount of money and dressed them in uniforms. However, the Dodgers is a team that could spend more money here. Local media predict that Ohtani could be interested in Juan Soto (26, New York Yankees), the biggest fish in the offseason of 2024-2025.

John Heyman, a columnist for the “New York Post” and one of the leading sources in the Major League, said on the 23rd (Korea time) that the Yankees are most favorable to Soto’s contract, but asserted, “There must be outside interest in Juan Soto, a 25-year-old superstar.” There were a total of four teams that Heyman pointed out, including the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox. Heyman said, “The heads of some competing teams are starting to wonder if he could leave the Yankees.”

Soto is one of the best hitters in the Major League. Since his debut in the Major League in 2018, when he was 20 years old, he achieved the highest performance by combining on-base hits and long balls. He had a batting average of 0.286 with a on-base percentage of 0.422, a slugging percentage of 0.528 and an on-base plus slugging percentage of 0.951 in his entire 855 games in the Major League as of Sunday (Korea time). This is not the case in a single season but his overall performance. He is one of the few players in the league who can record 30 home runs and 100 walks at the same time. 토토사이트 순위

Soto will become a free agent after the end of this season. Scott Boras, Soto’s agent, is already threatening Major League teams. He means that he cannot afford it at a moderate price. After realizing this “size,” the San Diego Padres ultimately gave up their contract by trading Soto last offseason, and the New York Yankees, who acquired Soto, are benefiting greatly from the deal.

Soto has a batting average of 0.305, an on-base percentage of 0.433 (ranked first in the American League), a slugging percentage of 0.567 and an OPS of 1.000 in 76 games this season, and is considered one of the MVP candidates of the league. He has already garnered 63 walks and 18 homers. The Yankees, who have strengthened their batting lineup by recruiting Soto, have stabilized their performance to the extent that they are aiming for the No. 1 overall winning percentage in the American League this year. Knowing the taste, the Yankees may naturally consider signing an extension contract or an FA contract with Soto.

It is interesting to note that the Dodgers mentioned this. If the Dodgers, which already has three MVP hitters (Shohei Otani, Mookie Betts, and Freddie Freeman), recruit Soto, it will create the lineup of its dreams. If the Dodgers decide to spend money at the expense of luxury tax, few teams can use it as much as the Dodgers.

On top of that, Ohtani is ostensibly a $700 million contract, but there is a payment moratorium. He only needs to give $2 million annually for the next 10 years. The luxury tax calculation costs $70 million a year, but there is a lot of room for the actual amount. The Dodgers invest a lot of money in superstars, but after all, it’s not a team that can’t give Soto $40 million a year.

Dodgers is affiliated with Soto because it lacks outfielders for sure. Teoscar Hernandez, who has displayed slugging capability this year, has a one-year contract. If Soto is acquired, he can be cleared without extending his contract. Andy Farggs and James Outman are inexperienced, and Jason Heyward is a veteran who never knows when he will leave the team. Minor League Farm also lacks outfield capability. Hence, watchers say that Soto will seek to recruit outfielders with strong off-season capability. Soto, who is still young at the age of 26 this year, is a clear solution. The off-season is already heating up after the season.


166.9km line drive bang! Kim Ha-sung 3G consecutive hits ‘Fear No. 8’…San Diego ends four-game winning streak

Kim Ha-sung (San Diego Padres) hit in three consecutive games and got on base in four consecutive games due to strong batting performance, which is not envious of the center hitter. San Diego ended its winning streak with a winning percentage of 0.500.

Kim Ha-sung played as the eighth batter and shortstop in the game against the Milwaukee Brewers of the 2024 Major League held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 24th (Korea time). He had one hit from four times at bat as he had a hit at his second at-bat, and increased his hit from consecutive games that he started against Milwaukee on the 22nd to three games. Including his walk against Milwaukee on the 21st, he is on base for four consecutive games. His batting average of 0.220 and OPS of 0.718.

Starting with Kim Ha-sung’s hit in the fifth inning when the Dodgers was losing 0-5, San Diego recovered one run by garnering three consecutive hits. As the Dodgers lost extra point in the seventh inning, the Dodgers was defeated 2-6.

After five consecutive losses, San Diego started winning streak again and ended its four-game winning streak. It now has a winning rate of 0.500 with 41 wins and 41 losses. The team is in the race for wild cards in the National League, but is being chased by the Washington Nationals (38-39 winning rate of 0.494) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-40 winning rate of 0.487). 토토사이트 추천

Even before Kim Ha-sung’s first at-bat came, the atmosphere was already over for Milwaukee. The starting king collapsed, allowing six hits in the second inning alone. The number of runs increased as he gave up three consecutive hits after two outs. Blake Perkins hit a timely hit to the left, making it 0-3, and Bryce Turang allowed an RBI triple to allow the fourth run. Tyler Black also gave up a timely hit to the middle, widening the score to 0-5.

Kim Ha-sung faced his first at-bat as a leadoff hitter in the third inning when he was being dragged 0-5. He had Myers throw a lot of balls, but he couldn’t get on base. When a fastball of 92.2 miles per hour (about 148.4 kilometers) was concentrated in the middle of the first pitch, he gave up his bat, but it became a foul.

The ball count was tied at 0-2 when the next ball was ruled a strike. Kim calmly picked out the low balls and cut the balls near the strike zone, making Myers throw seven pitches. However, he ended up at the batter’s box with a fly ball to right field.

Kim Ha-sung entered the batter’s box for the second time in the fifth inning with two outs and no runners. He recorded his team’s third hit here. This time, the ball count was 0-1, and when the two-pitch slider was concentrated in the center, he turned his bat. A strong 105.6 miles (166.9 kilometers) per hour hit sharply headed to the outfield and became a hit that fell in front of center field. Kim Ha-sung’s hit was the third fastest hit in the game.

It was a hit after two outs, but it led to a score. After Kim Ha-sung, Sullivan and Araes hit consecutive hits, and Kim Ha-sung scored San Diego’s first score of the day.

Kim Ha-sung hit a fly ball to center field in his third at-bat with one out in the seventh inning. When facing Milwaukee lefty Brian Hudson, he hit a fastball with 91 mph (146.4 km) in his favor with the ball count 2-1. However, he was out after hitting a fly ball this time.

He faced closer Trevor Megill in the ninth inning when his team was trailing 2-6. Though it was not a save situation, he took the mound to maintain the interval between his appearances. Milwaukee gave up all three of its past games with San Diego, and Megill could not afford to take the mound. With two outs and no runners on base, Kim Ha-sung hit a ground ball to shortstop, raising the final out count of the game.