New video has surfaced of Mariah Bell, an American figure skater accused of intentionally injuring South Korean rival Lim Eun-soo during rehearsal for the World Figure Skating Championships.
Bell, 22, was training prior to the women’s short program in Saitama, Japan, on March 20 when she reportedly approached Eun-soo, 16, from behind and kicked her with her skates.
The teen’s management, All That Sports, claimed that Bell’s actions were deliberate and she had been “bullying Lim for months.” “In the past, we believed we should just ignore it but it got severely bad as the championships approached … It wouldn’t have been this bad if she apologized for once,” an agency representative said.
After an investigation into the incident, the International Skating Union (ISU) released the following statement: “The incident was verbally reported to the ISU by the Korean team leader, however no formal complaint has been received. “Based on the evidence at hand at this point in time, which includes a video, there is no evidence that Ms. Bell intended any harm to Ms. Lim. “The ISU met with delegates from both USA and Korea and urged both parties to find an amicable solution. The ISU maintains that this remains the appropriate approach.” Bell said she was “unaware” of the incident and wanted to apologize, but her music began playing during the meeting, the New York Post reported.
Footage of the clash can be viewed below.
The two figure skaters were set to compete today at the free skating part of the championships.
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A Chinese police department received ridicule for using a suspected criminal’s childhood photo on a wanted poster.
Zhenxiong police in Yunnan reportedly posted a wanted photo of the suspect identified as Ji Qinghai sourcing from when he was around five years old. In the photo, young Ji is seen with innocent eyes and chubby cheeks.
According to the authorities, 17-year-old Ji is wanted for gang crimes and various other violent offenses. When the image emerged on Chinese social media, netizens were quick to express that his adorable photo makes it a bit difficult to believe that he is capable of such crimes.
In an interview with local reporters, a police officer said that they were unable to find a more recent image, adding that the only photo they had of Ji was when he was a preschooler. The officer further noted that they thought there was nothing wrong with using the image since his facial features are still somehow recognizable, Shanghaiist reports.
This is apparently not an isolated case as it was revealed that the police department has, in fact, used childhood photos of wanted suspects in the past:
After facing public mockery online, however, the department decided to remove the photo and post a public apology.
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“Bell had chance to come and apologize to Eunsoo on the ice because Eunsoo didn’t go out immediately. But Bell didn’t. So I can only assume Bell wants Eunsoo’s injury.” MORE WITH LINK IN BIO ☝️☝️☝️☝️
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There’s no greater tragedy to a bubble tea lover like Lindsay Lee than accidentally dropping her favorite beverage and watching helplessly as that sweet, sweet goodness spills to the ground.
So when she admittedly “messed up” earlier this month and dropped 20 Canadian Dollars ($15) worth of Chatime bubble tea during a commute, she decided to contact Chatime on social media.
Lee is, in fact, a loyal Chatime customer and even has an Elite card, which means she has purchased at least a hundred drinks.
She noted those important details in her Instagram DM to Chatime Canada, writing: “Hi, today I messed up and wasted $20 of Chatime. I’m a super loyal customer and even have my elite card, is there any way I could maybe get a free drink voucher or something 😭?” Chatime responded in no time, asking for some relevant details.
After Lee explained that she spilled the three large bubble teas far from the store, Chatime immediately gave her details on how she can get her voucher.
Lee told NextShark that she does prefer Chatime over other bubble tea stores. “I have messaged companies before in regards to warranty and getting replacements, but never a bubble tea franchise,” Lee said.
She then shared that the next time she buys bubble tea, she will “take precautions to not drop it again.”
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A pregnant Filipino woman recently shared how she successfully took her medical board exams while enduring intense labor pain.
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YouTube personality, model, and gamer Gina Darling responded to a wave of misogynistic comments left on a video of her taking a self-defense class.
She explained in her caption, “I trained with @markwildman and it was the most fun workout ever. The guy does fight choreography for Hollywood movies so he let me swing weapons around while screaming. It was the best!” In the video, Gina can be seen defending herself against celebrity trainer Mark Wildman, who tosses her to the ground by lifting her up by her bottom, lower thigh, and shoulder.
Despite Gina herself saying she enjoyed her training and found it empowering, she received a slew of perverted comments pointing out how Wildman grabbed her.
Outraged by the repulsive comments, she shamed these comments by putting them on blast on her story.
The model responded, “Ironically, these kinds of creeps are the reason why women have to take self defense class in the first place.” “YOU are part of the problem. YOU are what @markwildman is teaching us to fight against. Your mama didn’t carry you for 9 months to have you turn out like this. Don’t be sorry. Be better.” “Not only are you diminishing the hard work and years of training and professionalism of a great person who teaches countless people self defense, but you are also showing how misogynistic you are.” Gina pointed out that these commenters, mostly male, are unable to grasp what consent is and what is considered sexual. “Please teach your kids not to be like this. Don’t be one of those boys, not men, who can’t tell the difference between consent and what is sexual or not.”
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A hotel chain in Japan is offering a unique, comfortable accommodation experience under that is “anti-luxurious, anti-cheap.” The idea is to provide travelers a basic yet stylish home-away-from-home in Tokyo, according to Soranews24.
Since the typical tourist itinerary in Tokyo offers numerous attractions to see and do, many tourists find it to be unnecessary to stay at a luxurious hotel.
In its decision to move away from the usual “impersonal hotel” that offers unnecessary amenities, Muji Hotel Ginza decided to furnish its rooms with the basic ones, without sacrificing neither comfort nor quality for its guests.
Designed to be simpler, more stylish, and more comfortable, the “anti-luxurious, anti-cheap” hotels have rooms furnished with natural materials, such as wood, stone, and tatami reed flooring, among others.
The guest rooms also double as a sort of a showroom for Muji as well as the furniture, towels, and many other items in them are what you find in their catalog.
In case guests prefer to adopt the simpler aesthetics in the hotel for their own homes, one can simply buy any of them straight at the Muji store at the very same building.
The store occupies the first five floors of the building, while the hotel is situated from floors 6 to 10. There’s also one Japanese restaurant in the lobby, and another, the Muji Diner, which can be found in the building’s basement.
The Muji Hotel Ginza has pegged its prices to be fixed, so the price remains the same on weekdays and weekends, or peak and non-peak travel seasons.
While reservations can already be made online here, Muji Hotel Ginza will start taking guests on April 4. The price, which starts at 14,900 yen ($134), varies only depending on which of the nine different room configurations a visitor chooses.
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[Update 3-21-19 5:47 p.m. PST]
The ISU has released the following statment: "The incident was verbally reported to the ISU by the Korean team leader, however no formal complaint has been received. "Based on the evidence at hand at this point in time, which includes a video, there is no evidence that Ms. Bell intended any harm to Ms. Lim. "The ISU met with delegates from both USA and Korea and urged both parties to find an amicable solution. The ISU maintains that this remains the appropriate approach." ---- Lim, 16, was skating on the edge of the rink after finishing her performance when Bell, 22, allegedly kicked and stabbed her left calf, according to her management All That Sports.
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South Korean actor Song Il-kook revealed that his triplets experienced a few encounters with racism during their stay in France.
In an interview with Newsen, as translated by AsiaOne, Song recalled his three children — Daehan, Minguk and Manse — enjoying themselves at a playground when someone suddenly threw a bottle of urine at them. “We met nasty people – from those who cursed at us solely for being Asian to those who threw a bottle of urine towards the kids while they were playing on the playground,” Song said.
Enraged by the incident, the 47-year-old father said he had “never been so angry” and “used every curse word that (he) knew” to defend his children from harm.
Despite the horrible experience, the actor believes that it is still educational for the children to live in a country where no one can recognize them.
Song, his triplets and wife, who is a judge, lived in France for a year after performing in the play “God of Carnage” in 2017, Soompi reported.
According to Song, the children are quickly growing up and have just started their first year in elementary school. “They’re adjusting well,” he said. “They were born on the same day from the same belly, but it’s amazing how different their personalities are. I wonder what’s the best way to care for each of their different energy levels and personalities.” “They were also assigned to three different homerooms, so it’s triple the work (at school) too,” Song added.
Daehan, Minguk and Manse have made $4.6 million through endorsement deals alone, AsiaOne reported in 2015.
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A brave young couple in China saved each other from certain death after a fire broke out inside their apartment building.
The couple, Li Shuo and his wife Wang Xue, quickly fled their unit on the seventh floor of the apartment building in Shenyang, Liaoning province when the fire happened on February 28.
Li urged his wife to go ahead and escape first, but Wang noticed that her husband did not follow her.
Instead of going out of the building to get help, she immediately turned back and climbed the stairs to find him lying unconscious on the floor due to the smoke, according to Shanghaiist.
Wang managed to wake her husband up and helped him walk down the stairs.
The duo made it out of the burning building alive. However, they both suffered burns on their hands, feet and head.
The couple was rushed to a local hospital and are expected to make a recovery.
The experience has certainly made an impact in their relationship. “Fortunately, neither of us gave up on each other. After going through this, we will cherish one another even more in the future,” Wang said.
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