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Via illegal cellphone call, North Korean brother reaches out to his South …
News from Christian Science Monitor:
Two siblings reconnected when one took a huge risk to ask for financial help. It is estimated that about $ 10 million flows into South Korea each year as defectors reach out to try to assist their families.
In May this year, a North Korean defector in her 40s took a call from an unknown number at her office in the South Korean capital Seoul.
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Facebook vendor fires yoga teacher Alice Van Ness for stopping student from …
News from New York Daily News:
Yoga instructor Alice Van Ness, left, instructs students Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Lifestretch Yoga in Milpitas, Calif. A California yoga instructor has been fired for her disapproving stink-eye glare at a Facebook employee using a cellphone in class.
A San Francisco Bay Area yoga instructor didn’t like when a student tapped away on her cell phone during a class at Facebook’s headquarters.
Her request: Put it away.
For that, she told the Daily News on Wednesday, she was fired — an extreme move that has put a spotlight on social manners in the social media age.
“It’s a respect issue,” said Alice Van Ness, 35, who’s been teaching yoga since 2006. “Why are you here, if you don’t want to pay attention?”
Van Ness said she was teaching at the Facebook Fitness Center in Menlo Park last month, when she told the beginners class to turn off cell phones, after seeing a female Facebook employee with hers out.
But in the midst of Van Ness teaching the “half moon pose,” that same student, sitti…………… continues on New York Daily News