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Food & Friends Puts the City’s Best Food Forward at Chef’s Best
gratis, to thousands of clients living with serious illness.“We are so honored to have community support and to continue the amazing work that we have done over the past three decades,” said Food & Friends Executive Director Carrie Stoltzfus in a statement announcing this year’s highlights.“Chef’s Best is the standout culinary event of the summer, and we can’t wait to see old friends and new faces that will help us to serve people and families in the greater Washington region.”When Stoltzfus refers to the greater Washington region, that may be an understatement.While Food & Friends’ roots go back to Westminster Presbyterian Church where, in 1988, volunteers began an effort to deliver nutritious meals to D.C. locals suffering from AIDS-related illnesses, the organization now serves clients across a 6,100 square-mile area.But the focus will be squarely on the Convention Center come June 13, with dozens of venues serving up samples of their chefs’ best, from Anju’s contemporary Korean to Opal’s coastal Americana.Chef Derek Watson, most recently executive chef at Nama Ko, will oversee the benevolent buffet as this year’s “chef chair.” Be warned that a band of merry mixologists will be on hand to keep the event well-lubricated, as Food & Friends has had great luck over the years in securing incredibly talented auctioneers who will end the evening with an array of offerings.Notably, this year’s program also includes special recognition of the Xi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, whose members have been volunteering with Food & Foods for the past quarter-century.The 31 st Annual Chef’s Best Dinner & Auction is Thursday, June 13, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. It begins with
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SM Entertainment denies sex scandal allegations involving NCT’s Johnny and Haechan
SM Entertainment has issued a statement denying allegations that NCT members Johnny and Haechan are involved in a sex scandal.The allegations of a sex scandal involving NCT’s Johnny and Haechan began swriling on social media earlier this week on June 3 after several Japanese users of the platform X (formerly Twitter) uploaded a string of posts claiming that the two idols were involved in a sexual affair with three girls during a recent visit to Tokyo, Japan.The accusations then went viral among netizens and fans alike, with the incident even making it onto national South Korean news after the stock price of SM Entertainment began to crash amid the rumours.The posts first arose from the account @kira_ceo_main, which – according to Koreaboo – is said to belong to “a well-known figure in the Japanese nightlife industry who helps connect girls who want to work in nightlife to host bars, clients and plastic surgery sponsors”.One post from the account also claimed that the girls involved all worked in nightlife industry as cabaret hostesses. It also included a set of photos as alleged evidence of the activity, including pictures of the hotel’s name, key card, room interiors as well as people involved, although none were explicitly identified.The alleged girls involved in the scandal with the two Korean idols have also seemingly leaked text conversations with Johnny in particular.
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Kim Jong Un accused of sending balloons full of poo into South Korea in protest of K-pop
K-pop.Yesterday (Wednesday May 29), South Korea’s Joint Chiefs Of Staff (JCS) claimed the supreme leader of North Korea had floated more than 260 balloons across the border since Tuesday (May 28).According to a JCS official, the fallen inflatables contained “various pieces of trash, such as plastic bottles, batteries, shoe parts and even manure” (via the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency). No damage has been reported as of yet.Reuters noted that North Korean defectors and activists in South Korea “regularly” send balloons containing anti-Pyongyang leaflets, food, medicine, money and USB sticks loaded with K-pop music videos and dramas across the border.North Korea had warned last Sunday (May 26) that it would send “mounds of wastepaper and filth” over to South Korea in a “tit-for-tat” retaliation (via Consequence).The JCS said this marked the largest number of North Korean balloons sent into the South, following similar instances between 2016 and 2018.In response to the latest action, the military deployed personnel from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response teams, as well as bomb disposal units to collect the objects for a detailed analysis.“These acts by North Korea clearly violate international law and seriously threaten our people’s safety,” the JCS said.
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