South Korea employers face jail for sacking harassed staff under new bullying law

Abuse by those in power is so widespread that there is a word for it gabjil New legislation has come into effect in South Korea that could see employers jailed if they unfairly dismiss employees harassed at work. Employees in South Korea have traditionally been expected to turn a blind eye to abusive behaviour by those in power a phenomenon so commonplace that there is a word for it, gabjil. A recent government survey found that two-thirds of workers had experienced harassment on the job, while 80% had witnessed it. Examples of harassment include staff being ordered to write essays for their managers children, perform sexy dances for executives or even pluck out their bosss grey hairs, said labour rights …

21 Non-Negotiable Mistakes You Should Make Before Turning 21

Natalie Trznadel Updated July 10, 2019 By Allegra Messina Everybody makes mistakes. It’s part of life and helps us develop into the people we’re meant to be. The majority of these mistakes occur in our early twenties, since we’re slowly entering adulthood. No one is expected to know everything at once, so failing is part of everyone’s journey. Here is a list of 21 non-negotiable mistakes you should make before turning 21. 1. Fall in love with the wrong person. It will teach you a great deal of things. You will understand what you want in life and what’s not a priority for you. It’s a way to grow and discover yourself. You have to be with someone who isn’t …

She FaceTimed her mom after a night out and then vanished. Her remains were found 6 months later

(CNN)In the early morning hours of January 5, Savannah Spurlock FaceTimed her mother for the last time. Spurlock would never just get up and go, leaving her children and her family behind, Speratos says. For the next six agonizing months, her family desperately searched for answers with assistance from nearly a half dozen organizations. Her friends passed out hundreds of flyers. Local authorities followed up on multiple tips and leads, searching areas across the state for signs of the young woman. And thousands followed her relatives’ efforts on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Spurlock. Last week, police found Spurlock’s remains and arrested 23-year-old David Sparks — one of three men she was last seen with. He has been charged …

Dutch council forces playground to close over noise complaints

More than 4,000 sign petition to overturn decision, which aimed to appease neighbours A national debate has been sparked in the Netherlands after a council ordered a primary school playground to be shut for being too noisy. Questions have been raised in the Dutch parliament and a campaign has been launched to save the playground in the wake of the decision by Nijmegen council. Residents in apartments near De Buut primary school had complained that its pupils regularly exceeded a 70-decibel limit, which applies across the country for residential areas and is enforced by local councils. Official readings reached 88 decibels. The schools director, Janneke Colsen, said the school had been told to close the playground by the end of …

Trump again considering replacing intelligence chief Dan Coats

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has discussed with advisers over the past few days the possibility of replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, sources familiar with the discussion said. Coats’ office referred CNN to a March statement, in which Coats said, “I am focused on doing my job, and it is frustrating to repeatedly be asked to respond to anonymous sources and unsubstantiated, often false rumors that undercut the critical work of the Intelligence Community and its relationship with the President. I am proud to lead an IC singularly focused on the vital mission of providing timely and unbiased intelligence to President Trump, Vice President Pence and the national security team in support of our nation’s security.” Axios first reported …

Read Christopher Cukor’s statement about his encounter with black man

(CNN)A man who called police on a black man who said he was waiting for a friend at a San Francisco apartment building issued a statement to offer his side of the story. – I was leaving my building with my child to take him to a friend’s house. – Like many in San Francisco, I live in a building with a security callbox and residents in the building count on that security measure. – I noticed Wesly Michel caught the door and entered the building without using the callbox. I did what came naturally and asked where he was going. I want to be clear on this point, this is something I do regularly, regardless of who the other …

JonBent Ramseys former photographer indicted on child porn charges

Randall DeWitt Simons (Lane County Jail) Simons had photographed Ramsey professionally a few months before her unsolved murder in 1996. The suspect had been using a restaurant’s WiFi system to download explicit images, the Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore., reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Trending in US Original Article : HERE ;

When Your Friend Is The One Who Breaks Your Heart

Allie McNay Updated July 14, 2019 By Jeff Isy We are told at a young age that making friends and having friends will be the root of our happiness. The more friends you have the happier you’ll be. But what they forget to mention is that friends can cause the biggest heartbreaks that you’ll ever experience. Finding someone who is as like – minded as you, where you immediately click and share the same ideas and laughs is something we all look for in a friend. Someone who will be there for you through every trauma and every broken relationship. Someone who you can go to when you need a night out in the town or a wine night venting …

Aggers issues Tube advice for World Cup final

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonathan Agnew takes over tube announcements for the Cricket World Cup final. Sports fans arriving by Tube for the final of the Cricket World Cup will find themselves greeted by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Announcements read by the commentator will be relayed at St John’s Wood – the north-west London Underground station that is closest to Lord’s. Aggers’s passenger tips will include: “To avoid being run out, please hold the handrail on the escalator.” England take on New Zealand on Sunday with radio coverage on Radio 5 Live. In another message, the BBC correspondent warns: “For some reason St John’s Wood is a very windy station so hold on to your …

Why Everyone Thinks Youre Sweet As An Angel, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Holly Riordan Updated July 12, 2019 By Ava Sol Aries You’re open-minded and understanding. Your friends are confident they can tell you anything without feeling judged. Taurus You’re reliable. You’ll answer texts at two in the morning and pick up friends at midnight. You’re always there for the people you love, even when it’s inconvenient. Gemini You’re a giver. You never hesitate to help out someone in need. You never hesitate to do the right thing. Cancer You’re selfless. You put everyone else before yourself. You make sure your loved ones are happy before worrying about your own happiness. Leo You have strong, unshakable morals. You never lie, cheat, or steal. You are honest and trustworthy and accountable. Virgo You’re …

Children ‘are getting sunburnt in school’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Always wear sun cream and protect your eyes’ There are calls for a country-wide policy on sun-safety in schools after claims children are getting sunburnt. There is no blanket guidance to keep children protected and councils in Wales say it is up to individual schools. Unions advise teachers not to apply sun cream to children, and some schools do not allow pupils to bring their own in because of allergy concerns. But parents said one application of sun cream before school is not enough. The charity Tenovus Cancer Care says one blistering sun burn as a child can double the risk of skin cancer in later life, and called for the Welsh …

Pollution In Arctic Ice Tells The Story Of The Black Death, Wars, Famines, And Riches

Long before the advent of modern industry, humans enjoyed a long and rich history of pumping pollutants into the Arctic. The remnants of lead pollutants trapped deep in the Arctic ice are now being used by scientists to trace a detailed history of human activity, detailing everything from the Black Death and famines to wars and the smelting of silver in the Roman Empire.  As reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists led by the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Nevada have studied 13 ice cores, long cylinders of ice bored out of an ice sheet or glacier, from sites above the Arctic Circle.  The layers within the ice cores showed that levels of lead in the atmosphere escalated 250 …

BMW unveils electric Mini as it charges into new era

New model will have list price of 24,400, with first deliveries expected in early 2020 Six decades after the original Mini first rolled off the production line in Oxford, its owner BMW has unveiled a new electric version and help the German carmaker meet an industry awaiting Brexit clarity. The plant produced 234,501 Mini and Mini Clubman cars in 2018, an increase of 4.8% year on year. While the original Mini was built by the British Motor Corporation in response to fuel rationing following the Suez crisis of 1956, the latest version will help BMW, which relaunched the Mini brand in 2000, Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk The launch …

CNN making things easier for Democrats with odd debate guidelines, Washington Post media critic says

Candidates were asked to raise their hands if they would provide healthcare for undocumented immigrants during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News last month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) While Wemple hammered CNN for going easy on Democratic candidates, DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall has criticized other elements of the upcoming debate, such as selecting “CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon to moderate alongside Dana Bash and Jake Tapper. “CNN is planning a live lottery [to determine the lineup], which looks like a game-show gimmick. CNN is also putting commentator Don Lemon on the panel of questioners, which opens up CNN to the same kind of criticism NBC got when it put Rachel Maddow on the debate panel,” McCall said. …

Greek Skull Pushes Modern Humans’ Arrival In Europe Back By 160,000 Years

Humanity’s messy journey just got messier. A fossil skull from southern Greece has been identified as belonging to Homo sapiens and dated as at least 210,000 years old. If both claims prove true it would demonstrate that H. sapiens left Africa more than 100,000 years before our world-conquering dispersal. For some reason, this expansion failed to create a lasting presence. When two skulls were first found in Apidima Cave in the 1970s they attracted interest because evidence for a Pleistocene-era human presence in Greece is otherwise almost non-existent. However, each had been distorted or fragmented, and the nature of the rocks in which they were buried made them hard to both extract and date accurately. Archaeological technology has advanced since then, and an international team has …

‘Bachelorette Hometowns: Hannah Meets Her Potential In-Laws

Family is everything to the hosts of “Here To Make Friends.” Claire Fallon and Emma Gray tour the sites of hometown week, from the biggest panel of character witnesses to Peter’s actual true love (we don’t mean Hannah, or his family, either).  This week, Hannah meets four sets of potential in-laws who range in supportiveness from a scale of Wyatt to Weber. While Mr. and Mrs. Peter pick out china patterns, the Jeds just want her gone. In Georgia, Luke calls on his prayer group to do some serious damage control. And boy, do they lay it on thick — even thicker than Tyler, whose sunscreen application seems more focused on the rubdown than UV protection. At the rose ceremony, Hannah …