As Hope for Ferry Survivors Fades, Stories of Heroism Emerge

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Tales of young crew members helping passengers escape the doomed Sewol ferry are emerging in the aftermath of its sinking off South Korea. At the same time, the official death toll from the disaster continues to climb and funerals are held for those victims whose bodies have already been recovered.

Praise has poured in for three crew members — Kim Ki-woong,Jeong Hyun-seon and Park Jee-young – who sacrificed their lives trying to help passengers to safety while the vessel ferry sank on April 17.

Park Ji-young, 22, a part-time ferry employee, reportedly helped passengers escape and tended to the injured. Survivors say she refused to abandon ship while there were passengers yet to be rescued.

Crew member Kim Ki-woong, 28, and his fiancée, Jeong Hyun-seon, 27, were said to be yelling to passengers to get out as the ship was sinking. “Then, the couple went back to the cabins…

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Usher Reveals His Son Is A Diabetic: ‘This Year Has Been Really One Of My Hardest’

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Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

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Usher may be all smiles on TV but the superstar and father of two revealed that he’s been going through a lot behind closed doors. During an interview on the “TODAY” show this week, the “Confessions” singer said the past 12 months has been the most difficult time of his life.

“This year has been really one of my hardest years,” he shared. “I lost my grandmother, my son was diagnosed as being a type one diabetic. It has definitely been a difficult one for me.”

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“The Voice” judge went on to say that he does everything possible to make sure his son, who suffers from Type 1 Diabetes, is healthy and sticking to his dietary requirements. “Sometimes you’re looking at me and we’re off camera, and I’m online looking at numbers, trying to make sure he’s eating…

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Join Nicci Gilbert’s ‘R&B Divas: Atlanta’ Google Hangout #Divashangout

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Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

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Nicci Gilbert may not be a cast member on “R&B Divas: Atlanta” anymore, but thanks to her new #Divashangout chat she’s still in the mix! The songstress and creator executive producer is hosting live Divas & Cocktails after each episode, and we can’t wait to hear what she thought of tonight’s premiere episode. Check out Nicci’s #CREATORSCOMMENTARY on Google Hangout, below!

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FCC Tells Internet To Chill, Denies That It Will Kill Net Neutrality

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Earlier today reports struck that the FCC was considering new net neutrality rules that would allow content purveyors to pay ISPs for preferential access to their networks. This would have made it possible for content companies to speed the delivery of their material across the Internet. The FCC, nearly a full working day after the story broke, has responded in the negative:

“There are reports that the FCC is gutting the Open Internet rule. They are flat out wrong. Tomorrow we will circulate to the Commission a new Open Internet proposal that will restore the concepts of net neutrality consistent with the court’s ruling in January. There is no ‘turnaround in policy.’ The same rules will apply to all Internet content. As with the original Open Internet rules, and consistent with the court’s decision, behavior that harms consumers or competition will not be permitted.”

Two cheers for the FCC: It…

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