North Korea’s Kim pledges thousands of new homes in storm recovery effort: state media

By Sangmi Cha

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to help typhoon-hit areas recover and to build at least 25,000 houses over the next five years, state media said on Wednesday.

Visiting one of the worst-hit areas of North Korea, Kim expressed regret over the more than 50-year-old houses in which people have been living and urged the military to embark on a more ambitious construction plan, KCNA said.

The visit came after Kim appeared to shed tears at the weekend as he thanked citizens for their sacrifices, in the most striking demonstration yet of how he is relying on his “man-of- the-people” persona to tackle his country’s deepening crises.

The military has reached a construction level of 60% for at least 2,300 houses in the Komdok area in South Hamgyong province, northeast of the capital, Pyongyang, the state media said.

Kim said new houses were

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A piece of Fleet Street history: Katharine Whitehorn’s desk for sale | Media

They were inspiring and entertaining words that helped set the tone for more than just one era of social change. Katharine Whitehorn’s 60 years of provocative, useful and funny journalism and books were all typed up at a large wooden desk in a busy family living room.

Now that desk, a piece of classic Danish design as well as vintage Fleet Street history, is to go under Bonhams the auctioneer’s hammer to raise money for a charity that cares for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The celebrated Observer columnist and author of the totemic 1961 handbook Cooking in a Bedsitter is now 92 and one of the many to suffer with the debilitating condition.

Her home of many decades in Hampstead, north London, has now been sold following her move into a nearby care home, and this Wednesday her sons are to offer her original Kai Kristiansen desk, with all its

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Saskatchewan Party candidate resigns following concerns over social media activity related to COVID-19, QAnon conspiracy theories

REGINA—The Saskatchewan Party says a candidate has resigned over social media posts.

Party communications director Jim Billington said in a statement Saturday afternoon that “the content and views” Saskatoon Eastview candidate Daryl Cooper “interacted with on social media” were “concerning.”

Billington also said they were “not representative of the values of the Saskatchewan Party,” its leader or its members.

Party Leader Scott Moe told a campaign stop in Prince Albert Saturday morning they were made aware of the posts Friday and were looking at the situation closely, although Moe said he wasn’t familiar with the nature of the content.

Cooper’s official Saskatchewan Party Twitter and Facebook accounts have now been deleted, and he declined comment when reached on Saturday.

PressProgress reported Friday that Cooper’s social media accounts had expressed support online for conspiracy theories about the origin of COVID-19 and that his account clicked “like” on posts that support QAnon

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How social media reacted after the Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup

Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates with the Stanley Cup on Monday following the series-winning victory over the Dallas Stars.

The Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup on Monday night, marking the end of a once-improbable NHL Bubble experiment.

The 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 capped off the Lightning’s comeback season after being swept in the first round last year.

Captain Steven Stamkos was the first to lift the cup for the Bolts, and defenceman Victor Hedman was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy, recognized as the finals MVP.

It was a rewarding conclusion to a strange season for many hockey fans. Here’s the some of the best reaction from social media:

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Delta Media upgrades its Builders and Communities Platform for Real Estate Brokerages

Michael Minard, CEO and owner of Delta Media Group

Michael Minard is CEO and owner of Delta Media Group, one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers.
Michael Minard is CEO and owner of Delta Media Group, one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers.
Michael Minard is CEO and owner of Delta Media Group, one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers.

CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Delta Media Group Inc., one of America’s most established and largest broker technology solutions providers, is launching a newly updated website service that allows real estate brokers to showcase affiliated home builders and communities.

The latest improvement to Delta Media’s robust DeltaNET 6 platform, makes it easier than ever for brokerages to feature each home builder they represent, putting a spotlight on new home listings, sales models, videos, virtual tours, floor plans, documents for downloading, maps and more.

Available from directly inside the brokerage website, affiliated builders receive “a website within

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Social media confounded by bizarre interior of Florida condo for sale: ‘Dear God’

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Lake Worth, Florida, is on sale for just $100,000 — but it requires a very, very specific buyer.

Why? Well, the walls of the “social media-worthy” condo are covered almost entirely in empty cans of Budweiser.

Whoever the current owner and seller of this condo is clearly has a thing for the American-style pale lager. Every single room, save for one ordinary bathroom, is decorated floor-to-ceiling with cans of Budweiser.

Credit: Zillow
Credit: Zillow

Though it’s impossible to ignore the beer cans everywhere, whoever the listing agent is for the condo did their best to make them sound appealing rather than alarmingly confusing.

“Entering the spacious 2BR/2BA corner-unit condo, you immediately reminisce of long road trips and the inevitable belting out of the beloved song, ’99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!’” the listing says. “Budweiser’s biggest fan meticulously adorned the walls and ceilings with Budweiser beer

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