5 San Antonio must see Christmas light displays
SAN ANTONIO—Christmas is right around the corner, and it is time for holiday cheer. San Antonio has many locations that share their Christmas spirit. Many believe that Christmas is "the best time of the year." Local San Antonians, as well as large corporations, go all out preparing their holiday lighting displays. For dazzling Christmas…lakefrontollu.com
Livestreamer who filmed Mumbai harassment calls out negative generalizations about India
A South Korean streamer is recounting her experience to the media after the two men who harassed her on the streets of Khar in Mumbai, India, were arrested by police. The culprits were identified as Mobeen Chand Mohammad Shaikh and Mohammad Naqeeb Sadrealam Ansari, according to Mumbai Police. Hyojeong Park, also known on the internet as Mhyochi, was livestreaming on Twitch while she was on her way back to her hotel in Khar at around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Thousands welcome home pardoned S. Korean ex-President Park
Three months after being pardoned for one of South Korea’s worst government-corruption scandals, former President Park Geun-hye went home Thursday after being released from a hospital. Some held up banners with photos of Park and her father and signs claiming her innocence or wishing for her happiness.news.yahoo.com
Good Samaritan in NYC who covered homeless man with blanket is attacked
A Korean man ended up injured after trying to help a homeless man in New York City the day before National Korean American Day. The incident, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred on East 41st Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown at round 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, according to 1010 WINS. In the video, the victim, identified by NBC New York as 59-year-old Sang Park, can be seen removing his coat and approaching Xavier Israel, 25, to cover him with the coat.news.yahoo.com
Yeonmi Park says she was robbed by three women, bystanders stopped her from calling police
North Korean defector Yeonmi Park says she failed to call for help while being robbed in Chicago last year as bystanders barred her because it would be “racist.” What happened: Park, 27, recalled the incident in a new interview with podcaster Joe Rogan, which tackled her experiences as a child in North Korea and as a defector in the U.S. She said it occurred during lootings across the city last summer. Park was out with her baby and a nanny when three Black women allegedly robbed her near Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan Avenue.news.yahoo.com
North Korea defector says Team USA athlete Gwen Berry would have been executed over ‘unthinkable’ flag protest
Human rights activist Yeonmi Park, who defected from North Korea, criticized the “unthinkable” actions of Team USA hammer thrower Gwen Berry after she turned her back to the American flag as the national anthem played.news.yahoo.com
A North Korean defector says going to Columbia University reminded her of the oppressive regime, saying she felt forced to 'think the way they want you to think'
Yeonmi Park, 27, escaped North Korea at the age of 13 and is now a US citizen. She told Fox News that she worries for her adopted country's future.news.yahoo.com
North Korean defector says 'even North Korea was not this nuts' after attending Ivy League school
North Korean defector and human rights advocate, Yeonmi Park, fears the United States’ future “is as bleak as North Korea” after she attended one of the country’s most prestigious universities.news.yahoo.com
SKorean police summon activist over anti-Pyongyang leaflets
South Korean police in Monday summoned an activist who said he flew hundreds of thousands of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets toward North Korea in defiance of a new law that criminalizes such activities. The questioning of Park Sang-hak came hours after President Moon Jae-in in a nationally televised speech issued apparent criticism toward Park without naming him, saying it’s “never desirable” to dampen relations with the North by violating inter-Korean agreements and South Korean laws. While South Korea has faced criticism over the anti-leafleting law, which some human rights advocates see as an attack on democratic freedoms and efforts to break the North’s information blockage, Moon stressed that his government has “no choice but to strictly enforce laws.”news.yahoo.com
Spa killings prompt new proposals from Georgia Democrats
People hold signs while participating in a "stop Asian hate" rally outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon, March 20, 2021. Two other bills introduced by Democrats would increase communication between minority communities and law enforcement. One proposal would direct the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority to implement a statewide translation system for 911 calls. The other would direct the group that administers law enforcement training in Georgia to offer community response and proactive outreach training in languages other than English. AdDemocratic Sen. Sheikh Rahman is a Bangladeshi immigrant who was the first person of Asian descent elected to the Georgia state Senate.
Donations pour in for families of Atlanta shooting victims
(AP Photo/Ben Gray)Shortly after his mother was killed in the Atlanta-area shootings, Randy Park launched a GoFundMe page asking for $20,000 to pay for funeral expenses. For now, donors to victims of the Atlanta shootings must scour individual GoFundMe accounts. A page for Yong Yue’s family drew more than $115,000. AdPark's family was the first to launch a GoFundMe page. This is simply a change in my life,” Park wrote to the 70,000 people who had contributed as of Sunday afternoon.
S. Korean court upholds prison term for ex-president Park
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreas top court upheld 20-year prison term for Park over corruption on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. But the finalizing of her prison term also makes her eligible for a special presidential pardon, a looming possibility as the country’s deeply split electorate approaches the next presidential election in March 2022. Park originally faced a prison term of more than 30 years before the Supreme Court sent her cases back to a lower court in 2019. Prosecutors appealed after the Seoul High Court handed Park a 20-year term in July last year after merging the two cases.
6 rangers killed in latest attack at Congo's Virunga park
FILE-In this Aug. 12, 2012 file photo, Park rangers patrol in the Virunga National Park near Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Gunmen have killed at least six rangers Sunday Jan. 10, 2021, in the Virunga National Park, the latest attack in the part of eastern Congo that is home to some of the world's last mountain gorillas, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay,file)KINSHASA – Gunmen have killed at least six rangers in Virunga National Park, the latest attack in the part of eastern Congo that is home to some of the world's last mountain gorillas, officials said Sunday. In April 2020, an ambush near the Virunga National Park killed 12 rangers and five civilians, and critically injured several others. More than 200 rangers have been killed since Virunga became a national park in 1925, officials say.
Makeover of San Antonio's Maverick Park, which includes new dog park, nears completion
click to enlarge Ben Olivo / SA HeronThe renovation of Maverick Park, 1000 Broadway, is expected to be completed in early spring 2021. The $640,000 renovation of Maverick Park, 1000 Broadway, is expected to be completed this spring. The project will add a large dog park to the Broadway corridor, with areas for small and large pups. The dog park alone will take up about a third of Maverick Park’s three acres, and include areas for agility training, disc and ball throwing, climbing and showering. Larry Clark, co-founder of Bender Wells Design, the firm redesigning Maverick Park, said the park may take longer to open than expected because of “the colder conditions San Antonio has been experiencing, the grass hasn’t been able to sustain growth.sacurrent.com
Facing gaping city budget hole, Lightfoot administration may consider leaving some Chicago police jobs unfilled next year
“I think that’s part of the discussion we’re having with CPD around the 2021 budget, as we do every year, and kind of, what is the right number of officers that they need to accomplish and to meet all of their operational needs,” Park said. “And we’re looking at everyone’s vacancies across the city, to be honest, as we’re putting together the 2021 budget.”chicagotribune.com
$23 million land bridge in San Antonio nearing completion
SAN ANTONIO – It’s set to be a unique feature for the City of San Antonio, and it’s almost complete. Tobin Land Bridge that will connect Phil Hardberger Park east and west is scheduled to be completed this fall, likely by the end of October. The $23 million project was paid with $13 million approved by San Antonio voters and another $10 million raised by the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy. Tobin Land Bridge. RELATED: Aerial images show progress of new land bridge at Hardberger Park
Padre Island National Seashore closed until further notice due to damage from Hurricane Hanna
Texas Damage from Hurricane Hanna has caused Padre Island National Seashore to close until further notice. According to a post on the parks Facebook page, the Laguna and Gulf sides of the island both sustained damage. Park officials are hoping to re-open by the end of the week but an official date will have to wait until a full assessment has been done.Part of Bob Hall Pier has collapsed from Hurricane Hanna, officials sayThere have been inquiries on social media about volunteering to help clean up but park officials are currently unsure what the process will be or when we may be able to bring volunteers out.If its determined that volunteers can safely help, a call to action will be posted on the parks Facebook page. Padre Island National Seashore is the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world, according to the National Park Service.
Driver sought after rollover crash at NW Side apartment complex
Published: May 11, 2020, 6:11 am Updated: May 11, 2020, 7:39 amSAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are still looking for a driver who crashed through the metal fence of a Northwest Side apartment complex and hit another vehicle in the parking lot early Monday. Nearby, a metal fence had been knocked down and another vehicle in the parking lot, an SUV, had sustained visible damage. It had a broken back window, big dents in its tail end and was left partially sitting on the sidewalk. Witnesses told police they saw the driver of the BMW climb out of his overturned car and leave the scene, heading toward Interstate 10. No one at the apartment complex was injured.
City parks to be closed over Easter weekend, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – Update 4/3/20San Antonio city leaders officially announced on Friday that city parks would be closed to the public on Easter weekend. Update 4/2/20:City leaders said Thursday that city parks will be closed to the public on Easter weekend. “Right now we’re looking at closing all the city parks on Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend, starting midnight on Friday, all the parks will be closed. Easter camping is a long-standing tradition in San Antonio when the city usually lifts the curfew at parks for three nights leading up to Easter Sunday. Now, the city is looking to close the parks entirely over Easter weekend to keep people from holding celebrations and gatherings.
South Korea's young men are fighting back against feminism
As feminist issues come to the fore in deeply patriarchal South Korea, there's a growing discontent among young men that they're being left behind. With each court victory, the disquiet among men, especially young men, began to build. End of old masculinityFor 62 years, South Korean men have been forced to join the army. Despite the lack of political parties targeting young men, Moon Sung-ho, from Dang Dang We, is not discouraged. He points to how young men are struggling to buy their own homes, or even pay for dates.
National park rises from former Ohio wasteland
The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of protecting and promoting America's most awe-inspiring natural resources. When you think of national parks, you probably picture the Grand Canyon or the soaring trees of Redwood National Park -- but not all the getaway spots are that ancient. Peter Greenberg reports on the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.cbsnews.com