Kim Young Hwan to Receive Order of Civil Merit

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE News News Facebook Twitter AvatarMok Yong Jae There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Mok Yong Jae – 2012.12.04 5:42pm center_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It has been confirmed that NKnet researcher Kim Young Hwan is to receive the Order of Civil Merit, 5th Class from the South Korean government for his services to North Korean human rights. Kim is to be recognized for publicizing the North Korean Human rights issue at home and abroad, promoting North Korean human rights investigation activities, giving support to North Korean defectors, building civil society in North Korea and contributing to the formation of public opinion on North Korean human rights.Kim was arrested earlier this year in the process of conducting his human rights activities in China, and detained for 114 days by the Chinese Ministry of State Security. He alleges that he was tortured and beaten during the early days of his detention.This is the fourth consecutive year that a North Korean human rights activist has received a human rights award. Kim follows in the footsteps of Han Ki Hong, the president of NKnet, Benjamin Yoon of Citizen’s Alliance for North Korean Human Rights and Ha Tae Kyung, the former president of Open Radio for North Korea.Kim told Daily NK today, “I am receiving this award alongside every North Korean human rights activist in this land.”He continued, “The most unbearably painful thing about working as a North Korean human rights activist is watching those people working inside North Korea for human rights and democracy getting punished and killed.” Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Kim Young Hwan to Receive Order of Civil Merit News last_img read more

Southern California winds topple trucks, bring down trees

first_imgHomeBriefsSouthern California winds topple trucks, bring down trees Feb. 12, 2020 at 5:00 amBriefsEnvironmentNewsSouthern California winds topple trucks, bring down treesGuest Author1 year agotopple truckstreeswinds Strong winds swept Southern California again early Tuesday, toppling big rigs onto their sides and downing trees.At least six semis overturned on highways in the inland region, Caltrans District 8 tweeted.The blustery weather also impacted flights at Ontario International Airport, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.“Due to high winds, you may experience delays or diversions today,” the airport tweeted.Cal Fire San Bernardino posted photos of a car crushed by a massive tree in Yucaipa, one of multiple wind-related calls the agency said it handled.The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for gusts up to 70 mph but said it would expire in the afternoon.The windy weather set in on Monday, causing similar damage.Light winds and comfortable temperatures are expected Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters said.Associated PressTags :topple truckstreeswindsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentVirus fears play out ahead of shrinking global tech eventFamilies file objection to illegal school fees settlementYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more

The Mother Hips Announce New ‘Live At The Great American Music Hall’ Live Album

first_imgRecently, Bay Area-based psychedelic rock outfit The Mother Hips announced a new live album, Live At The Great American Music Hall, due out on November 29th via Blue Rose Music.Recorded over The Mother Hips’ 2017 holiday run at San Francisco, CA’s iconic Great American Music Hall, the live album is comprised of 28 tracks. The show marked founding member Tim Bluhm‘s official return to the stage following a horrific paragliding accident in 2015. For the Great American Music Hall shows on December 15th and 16th, 2017, Bluhm was joined by co-founding guitarist Greg Loicano, drummer John Hofer, multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, bassist Gabe Nelson, and vocalist Scheila Gonzalez.The Mother Hips shared their thoughts on the forthcoming release. They explained,This album consists of recordings of concerts performed on December 15th and 16th, 2017 at San Francisco’s famed Great American Music Hall. We feel this album represents well the band as it was at that time, and that it also represents well the community that has grown around the music contained herein. In that sense these are not recordings of a band playing to a live audience so much as they are recordings of a community coming together and making the sounds of joy, of appreciation, of friendships new and old, and even some sadness. There are lots of others sounds on these recordings too but you’ll have to just listen for yourself. You might even hear your own voice in there. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Fans can head here to pre-order the limited edition double-CD version of Live At The Great American Music Hall. A portion of all revenue is donated to the Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.On Thursday, October 31st, The Mother Hips will celebrate Halloween with a performance at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. Head to The Mother Hips’ website for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.The Mother Hips – Live At The Great American Music Hall Tracklist:Disc 11. Esmerelda (3:41) 2. Time-Sick Son Of A Grizzly Bear (3:24) 3. One Way Out (3:33) 4. Del Mar Station (5:00) 5. Clean Me Up (4:50) 6. Later Days (3:33) 7. Life In The City (4:31) 8. High Note Hitters (3:16) 9. Smoke (3:55) 10. Gold Plated (3:35) 11. Pull Us All Together (3:35) 12. Singing Seems To Ease Me (4:04) 13. Channel Island Girl (4:19) 14. It’s Alright (3:31) 15. Magazine (9:29) 16. Third Floor Story (5:22)Disc 21. Honeydew (5:46) 2. Tuffy (3:57) 3. Time We Had (3:15) 4. Precious Opal (10:01) 5. Young Charles Ives (5:43) 6. Didn’t Pay The Bill (2:54) 7. White Falcon Fuzz (4:27) 8. End Of The Chorus (3:42) 9. Rich Little Girl (4:11) 10. Confirmation of Love (3:30) 11. Stoned Up The Road (4:54) 12. Song for JB (6:35)View Tracklistlast_img read more

Watch Adorable Children Crash Dad’s Live TV Interview

first_imgThe tiny visitor is none other than his own child waddling in for some attention from his suit-clad father.RELATED: School Bus Driver Calmly Rescues 20 Children From Flaming VehicleAppearing amused – while simultaneously mortified – the father attempts to nudge the curious child away while continuing to explain the political climate of South Korea.The toddler is then joined by a second child wandering in to say hello while the dad continues to keep his composure.Kelly’s wife, Jung-a Kim, then runs into the room in horror, corralling the children out of the room in a flurry of flailing limbs.Like a pro, Kelly manages to finish the interview without barely blinking an eye, making him the most impressive dad on social media today.(WATCH the video below) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThese parading toddlers have been nominated as the best video-bomb the internet has ever seen.Professor Robert Kelly, professor of political science at Pusan National University, was in the middle of a BBC World News interview on Friday morning concerning South Korean president Park Geun-hye when all of a sudden, the door opens to reveal a tiny visitor. Click To Share This Adorable Video With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Jozy Altidore ‘ready and available’ to play against Belgium

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:b39d12e44546472badaf78b4 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-859454-3650260944001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. USA TODAY Sports)(USA TODAY Sports)U.S. striker Jozy Altidore is available for Tuesday’s match against Belgium in the World Cup’s round of 16.Altidore strained his left hamstring in the first half of the opener against Ghana on June 16 and didn’t appear in the final two group matches. The 24-year-old has been working out on his own in recent days, but how much (or if) he will play Tuesday is unknown.KLINSMANN: Coach calls out FIFA for referee choice“He’s available. This is what we want, this is what we hoped for,” said U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “This is what the medical staff has been working on since the injury.“Just having him with us is huge and how many minutes, we’ll see that during the game.”Altidore has scored 23 goals in 74 matches for the national team since his debut in 2007. He went through a prolonged goal drought before scoring twice in the United States’ exhibition win over Nigeria prior to the World Cup. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNcenter_img How the U.S. feels going into the knockout stagelast_img read more

Canada picks Crosby captain for World Cup of Hockey

first_imgIn this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Canada’s Sidney Crosby skates during the first period of the men’s gold medal final hockey match against Sweden at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)Canada has chosen Sidney Crosby as its captain for the World Cup of Hockey.Crosby returns as Canada’s captain after wearing the “C” for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He is coming off his second Stanley Cup as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will serve as the alternates. Coach Mike Babcock called them “great men who have had unbelievable on-ice success.”General manager Doug Armstrong said his entire roster is full of leaders but that Crosby, Toews and Weber stood out.“These are three leaders who have demonstrated their ability to win at all levels, and we are looking to them to bring that experience, and their relentless pursuit of excellence, as we come together as a team,” Armstrong said.Crosby scored one of Canada’s biggest goals in international history when he beat U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller to win the gold medal on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Now 29, he has two gold medals, two Cup rings and a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.Toews has won three Cups as Chicago’s captain. Weber spent six seasons as captain of the Nashville Predators before being traded to Montreal for P.K. Subban in late June.Canada begins training camp Sept. 5 in Ottawa. The World Cup begins Sept. 17 in Toronto.last_img read more