1 PIERS MORGAN MOCKS ANDI PETERS AFTER PRESENTER FALLS OVER LIVE ON AIR IN MONGOLIA WWW.THESUN.CO.UK  PUBLISHED:2019/10/17      2 INFANTINO INAUGURATES NEW FORWARD PROJECT IN MONGOLIA WWW.FIFA.COM PUBLISHED:2019/10/17      3 KOREAS IN SILENT, SURREAL STALEMATE AS CHINA DROP POINTS WWW.DAWN.COM PUBLISHED:2019/10/17      4 CO MEASUREMENT DEVICES TO BE PROVIDED TO HEALTH CENTERS IN UB WWW.MONTSAME.MN PUBLISHED:2019/10/17      5 MONGOLIAN CURRENCY WEAKENS AGAINST USD AND CHY WWW.NEWS.MN PUBLISHED:2019/10/17      6 “LET’S ROCK !!” THE WHO JOINS THE HU WW.NEWS.MN PUBLISHED:2019/10/17      7 REGULAR POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS TO BE HELD IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR WWW.MONTSAME.MN PUBLISHED:2019/10/16      8 NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM OF KYRGYZSTAN DEFEATS TEAM OF MONGOLIA WWW.24.KG PUBLISHED:2019/10/16      9 PETRO MATAD BEGINS HERON-1 TESTING IN MONGOLIA WWW.WORLDOIL.COM PUBLISHED:2019/10/16      10 EBRD SUPPORTS GOLD MINING IN MONGOLIA WWW.EBRD.COM PUBLISHED:2019/10/16      ӨРХИЙН ОРЛОГО ТЭЛСЭН Ч ТАЛЫГ НЬ ИНФЛЯЦ ЗАЛГИЖ БАЙНА WWW.ZGM.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     IX САРД ХУУЧИН ОРОН СУУЦНЫ ҮНЭ 1.12 ХУВИАР БУУРЧ , ШИНЭ ОРОН СУУЦНЫ ҮНЭ 0.7 ХУВИАР ӨСӨВ WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     НҮБ: МОНГОЛД АГААРЫН БОХИРДЛЫН ТАТВАРЫГ НЭМЭХ ШААРДЛАГАТАЙ БАЙНА WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     ОУВС: ТӨВ БАНКНУУД ЗӨӨЛӨН БОДЛОГООР ӨСӨЛТИЙГ ДЭМЖИЖ БУЙ Ч ЭНЭ НЬ САНХҮҮГИЙН ЭРСДЭЛ ДАГУУЛНА WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     ЧАНАРГҮЙ ЗЭЭЛ ӨСЖЭЭ WWW.EAGLE.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     ИНФЛЯЦЫН ТӨСӨӨЛЛИЙГ НЭМЭГДҮҮЛЖЭЭ WWW.EAGLE.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     БҮРТГЭЛТЭЙ АЖИЛГҮЙ ИРГЭДИЙН ТОО БУУРЧЭЭ WWW.EAGLE.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     Б.ЛХАГВАСҮРЭН: МОНГОЛ УЛС “СААРАЛ ЖАГСААЛТ”-Д ОРОХГҮЙ БАЙХ ШААРДЛАГА ХАНГАСАН WWW.EAGLE.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/17     БҮРТГЭЛТЭЙ АЖИЛГҮЙ ИРГЭДИЙН 56 ХУВЬ НЬ 15-34 НАСНЫХАН WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/16     I-III УЛИРАЛД АГААРЫН ТЭЭВРЭЭР ЗОРЧИГЧДЫН ТОО 22 ХУВИАР ӨСӨВ WWW.BLOOMBERGTV.MN  НИЙТЭЛСЭН:2019/10/16    

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"Doing Business with Mongolia" seminar at House of Commons, London UK MBD House of Commons Dec 16 2019

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Piers Morgan mocks Andi Peters after presenter falls over live on air in Mongolia www.thesun.co.uk

PIERS Morgan today mocked Andi Peters after the presenter fell over live on air in Mongolia.

Cutting back to the studio, Piers and his colleagues Charlotte Hawkins and Susanna Reid were seen laughing as Andi attempted to carry on with his link.

He said: "My producer over there is literally laughing so much.

"This trip, trip literally, is turning into my worst nightmare coming to Outer Mongolia with no notice, but anyway, you could be having lots of notice getting that call from us saying you’ve won £500,000."

After he explained the competition to viewers, Charlotte told producers to replay the hilarious moment.

Andi joked: "As if I'm not making Piers happy enough and then I fall over. This is a nightmare."

Andi has had many embarrassing moments live on air - from getting the location wrong to messing up the script.

One amusing moment earlier this year saw the 48-year-old left repeatedly knocking on a competition winner's door.

Despite having £5,000 to giveaway, the man couldn't open the door because he was naked.

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Infantino inaugurates new Forward project in Mongolia www.fifa.com

On the second day of his tour of several East Asian countries, FIFA President Gianni Infantino today reached Mongolia, where he had a very busy schedule. His visit coincided with the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) and included meetings with the highest authorities as well as the inauguration of a brand new football project.

Upon his arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Infantino was welcomed by a MFF delegation headed by President Ganbaatar Amgalanbaatar, and then paid a visit to the association’s headquarters, where he met the MFF executive committee and discussed the local context, challenges and development projects. He also met the U-19 national team and the futsal national team, who were both training at the MFF facilities.

The FIFA President then met Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga, himself a former sportsman. “Mongolian football has been making huge progress in recent years, thanks to the hard and serious work of the MFF, and we need to continue on this path by improving existing infrastructure and investing in new facilities, adapted to the local context and challenges. We are writing a beautiful story and football has a bright future here in Mongolia,” said the FIFA President after his discussions with the football and state authorities.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Mongolia
The MFF has indeed made great progress in recent times, taking full advantage of the support granted via FIFA’s Forward Programme to develop football infrastructure and competitions in the country, and this was further reiterated during the FIFA President’s lunch with the Speaker of Parliament, Gombojav Zandanshatar.

After the installation last year of an artificial turf pitch and floodlights at the national training centre in Tuv, providing vital football infrastructure for the national teams, today’s visit by the FIFA President was an opportunity to inaugurate yet another state-of-the-art Forward-funded pitch in Yarmag in the presence of the country’s president, the men’s national team as well as the men’s and women’s U-19 national teams.

To end the day, the FIFA delegation also played a friendly match against MFF executives and Mongolian legends prior to the official celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the association.

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Koreas in silent, surreal stalemate as China drop points www.dawn.com

DOHA: North and South Korea played out a surreal 0-0 draw in front of an empty stadium and with no TV coverage while Marcello Lippi’s China dropped their first points as they were held to a surprise goalless draw in the Philippines and Australia smashed seven past Taiwan in Asian World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min captained South Korea for their first competitive men’s match in Pyongyang, but it was an odd affair with no fans or media at Kim Il Sung Stadium.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino was one of the few people in attendance for the rare game between the two Koreas, which remain technically at war because their 1950-53 civil conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

He was one of the lucky ones — South Korean fans will be unable to see the game until the delegation returns from Pyongyang with a recording of the game on DVD.

It was the third time in the countries’ last five meetings in World Cup qualifying that neither side has been able to find the back of the net, and it means both nations remain unbeaten in the second round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

South Korea lead the North Koreans on goal difference at the top of Group ‘H’ with both countries on seven points, one point more than Lebanon who defeated Sri Lanka 3-0.

On a busy night of qualifiers for Qatar 2022, China’s 0-0 draw with the Philippines meant the 2002 World Cup qualifiers dropped down to second in Group ‘A’ on seven points, two behind Syria, who beat Guam 4-0 to maintain their perfect start, with Omar Al Somah scoring a hat-trick.

Japan were made to work for their 3-0 win over Tajikistan on an artificial pitch in Dushanbe, with Takumi Minamino scoring twice early in the second half to steer Hajime Moriyasu’s side to their third straight victory.

The Japanese now lead Group ‘F’ by three points from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, who beat Mongolia 2-1 in Ulaanbaatar earlier in the day.

Iraq secured a second straight win in Group ‘C’ with a 4-0 thrashing of Cambodia — highlighted by Amjad Attwan’s belter which flew 25 yards and into the top corner past goalkeeper Keo Soksela — and are joint top of the standings with Bahrain, who claimed a surprise 1-0 win over Iran thanks to Mohammed Al Hardan’s second-half penalty.

AUSSIES PLUNDER SEVEN

Adam Taggart, Jackson Irvine and Harry Souttar scored two apiece as Australia thrashed Taiwan 7-1 in Kaoshiung to maintain their 100 percent record in Group ‘B’ and next month will face Jordan, who secured a 3-0 win over Nepal to remain in second place.

Taggart scored twice in seven first-half minutes — his first goals for Australia in six years, after injury threatened to derail his career.

The Suwon Samsung Bluewings forward nodded the opener from Rhyan Grant’s diagonal cross, and then had a simple finish after Brad Smith and Awer Mabil’s neat interchange on the left.

Chen Yi-wei pulled one back for the hosts before Irvine grabbed two goals of his own, the first from a cool half-volley and the second with a close-range header.

Souttar got the third Australian brace of the night, either side of Jamie Maclaren’s strike, to complete the demolition job.

Eldor Shomurodov scored twice in Uzbekistan’s 3-1 victory over Singapore, which moved the White Wolves into pole position in Group ‘D’, one point ahead of second-placed Saudi Arabia after the five-time World Cup qualifiers were held to a 0-0 draw in Palestine.

Indonesia’s woes continued with a 3-1 loss in Jakarta — their fourth defeat in a row — against Vietnam while Bert van Marwijk was handed his first competitive loss as head coach of the United Arab Emirates, with goals from Teerasil Dangda and Ekanit Panya earning Thailand a 2-1 win in Pathum Thani.

Thailand are now joint top of Group ‘G’ alongside the Vietna­mese, with both teams on seven points, one more than the UAE.

India salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bangladesh thanks to Adil Khan’s header two minutes from fulltime in the countries’ Group ‘E’ meeting in Kolkata while Qatar opened up a four-point gap at the top following their 2-1 win over Oman thanks to goals from Akram Afif and Almoez Ali either side of the break.

In a fast-paced match, Akram struck in the second minute from close range but Rabia al-Alawi restored parity in the 65th minute with a dazzling solo run. Ali then struck from just inside the box in the 71st minute to give Qatar the winning goal.

Published in Dawn, October 17th, 2019

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CO measurement devices to be provided to health centers in UB www.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 16, the Cabinet resolved funding of MNT 330 million for purchasing and installing Carbon Monoxide Detection and Measurement Devices at the Newborn and Maternity Health Center, National Center for Public Health, health centers and clinics of districts. The funding will be drawn from the government’s reserve fund.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be identified with detection of carboxyhemoglobin levels in blood. However, the health centers are not equipped with such devices and CO poisoning incidents are presently identified through health symptoms or questioning whether patients used refined coal or not.

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Mongolian currency weakens against USD and CHY www.news.mn

The rate of the Mongolian Tugrik against the US dollar weakened by 6.6 percent year-on-year in the first three quarters of 2019. The US dollar traded at 2,667.21 against the Tugrik at the end of the third quarter, according to the data from Mongolia’s National Statistics Office (NSO). The depreciation was mainly attributed to higher imports that led to the outflow of dollars, experts said.

The rate of Tugrik against the Chinese yuan is dropped by 2.8 percent in the first three quarters of this year from the same period last year. One yuan bought 374.10 Mongolian Tugriks at the end of September.

Mongolia’s total imports stood at 4.6 billion dollars in the January-September period, up 5.7 percent from a year ago.

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“Let’s Rock !!” The Who joins The HU ww.news.mn

The HU’s on first, then The Who’s next on a weekend of music that brought the legendary rock band and the groundbreaking Mongolian ensemble to Los Angeles for a pair of weekend shows. For those who think rock ‘n’ roll is going the way of endangered species like the dodo bird, these two shows offered bracing reminders of the form’s universality and global appeal in two very different, but no less compelling reminders of the genre’s enduring relevance.

The HU are a four-person rock band from the land of Mongolia who perform a pulsating rock using traditional instruments like the two-stringed bow Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), the Tsuur (an end-blown flute of various sizes), the Tovshuur (a banjo-shaped electric guitar) and the Tumuur Khuur (a jaw harp), accompanied by the buzzing lower-key vibrations of throat-singing.

The sound is a rumbling, raga-like trance music supplemented by booming tribal beats that veers from a country hoe-down to snippets of Led Zeppelin, Metallica and even the buzzing drone of the Velvet Underground, all delivered in native Mongolian lyrics to a crowd of crazy, not-so-rich Asians rocking out like headbangers. The HU just embarked on their first headlining U.S. tour, with more than 15 sold-out shows, including an appearance at L.A.’s Teragram Ballroom, where they performed their viral YouTube hits from their debut Gereg album, “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem,” the latter going to No. 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Rock Digital Songs chart.

Greeting the crowd in English with such bromides as “Hello, Los Angeles… Are you having fun? Let’s rock,” The HU pay tribute to their warrior roots on “The Great Chinggis Khaan,” but also demonstrate a more politically correct side with the “Song of Women,” from Gereg, which was a diplomatic passport used by Mongolian nobles and officials during the 13th century. The tribal stomp cuts through all language and cultural barriers, joining this far-off exotic location and downtown L.A. in a bond of shared humanity, which makes sense because The HU call their music “hunnu rock,” the Mongolian root word for “human,” and a derivation on the ancient Huns.

Back in the days when they sported the world’s most dangerous rhythm section of bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon, The Who could resemble a pack of marauding invaders themselves, but their current “North American Moving On Tour” finds them performing with full-scale orchestras, featuring arrangement by Beck’s composer dad David Campbell. The only two surviving members are Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, joined by Pete’s brother Simon on guitar and backing vocals, Ringo’s son Zak Starkey on drums – a linchpin to the band’s sound since joining in 1996 – along with relative newcomers Loren Gold on keyboards (since 2012), bassist Jon Button (since 2017) and backup vocalist Billy Nichols (rejoined this year), hitting such fabled venues as Fenway Park, Madison Square Garden and two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. (source: Pollstar)

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Regular population and housing census to be held in January next year www.montsame.mn

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In compliance with 7.1 of the Law on Statistics, which states “Population and housing census shall be carried out every decade whereas a midterm census shall be held every 5 years”, a regular census of population and housing will be carried out nationwide for a week starting on January 9, 2020.

Since its first population census in 1918, Mongolia held its regular censuses in 1935, 1944, 1956, 1963, 1969, 1979, 1989 and 2000, and the first census of the 21st century was organized in 2010 and the first midterm census of population and housing in 2015.

A.Enkhsarnai

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National football team of Kyrgyzstan defeats team of Mongolia www.24.kg

The national football team of Kyrgyzstan defeated the team of Mongolia today.

The qualifying match for the World Cup 2022 and the Asian Cup −2023 took place in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). In the second half, the host team looked much better than in the first. They had an advantage for about 20 minutes and scored penalty goal at the 56th minute. In the middle of the game, the advantage returned to the national team of the Kyrgyz Republic, but it failed to score.

The result is 2: 1 in favor of the Kyrgyzstanis. Gulzhigit Alykulov (14th minute) and Mirlan Murzaev (42nd minute) scored in the first half.

This is the third match of the Kyrgyz Republic within the qualification tournament. Previously, it lost to the Tajik team (0: 1) and defeated Myanmar team (7: 0). The Kyrgyzstanis will meet with the team of Japan in the next round, scheduled for November 14 in Bishkek.

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Petro Matad begins Heron-1 testing in Mongolia www.worldoil.com

ISLE OF MAN - Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad Limited has commenced testing operations at the Heron-1 well in the north of Block XX, eastern Mongolia.

The DQE Testing Rig #1 has been mobilized from Block XIX to the Heron-1 location and rigged up, and testing operations have now commenced. If required, reservoir stimulation equipment is in Block XIX and is readily available. The testing operations on Heron-1 are expected to be completed during October.

At the nearby Gazelle-1 well, drilling with DQE International rig #40105 is progressing on schedule.

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EBRD supports gold mining in Mongolia www.ebrd.com

EBRD support for a mining investment in southwestern Mongolia will create jobs and ensure the highest possible environmental standards at the Khundii Gold project in the Bayankhongor region of the country

The Bank is providing a US$ 5 million convertible loan to the Erdene Resource Development Corporation of Canada, a company that is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Mongolian Stock Exchange and is active in precious and base metals exploration and development in Mongolia.

The EBRD loan will help complete a pre-feasibility study, carry out an environmental and social impact assessment and obtain the licenses and permits necessary to advance the Khundii Gold project into operation by 2021.

Gold mining represents a significant source of foreign currency revenue for Mongolia. In 2018 alone, the country extracted over 21 tonnes of gold, which contributed almost US$ 700 million to the national foreign reserves.

The EBRD will have an option to convert the principal and accrued interest of the convertible loan into Toronto Stock Exchange-listed ordinary shares of Erdene.

In Mongolia the EBRD works to support building a diverse economy by developing the private sector and supporting infrastructure improvements. The Bank has invested more than €1.7 billion in 104 projects in the country since it started operations there in 2006.

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