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U.S. Forces Korea apologizes for maskless parties during pandemic surge

U.S. Forces Korea apologizes for maskless parties during pandemic surge

World
SEOUL, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- United States Forces Korea said Wednesday it "regrets" a pair of crowded dance parties that were held on its installations in recent weeks, at which guests ignored social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. A party that was held at a venue in USFK's Camp Humphreys last week drew criticism from local citizens and South Korean authorities after images and video were uploaded to social media and reported on by news outlets. Camp Humphreys is located in Pyeongtaek, roughly 40 miles south of Seoul. Advertisement A similar party was held earlier at nearby Osan Air Base. "United States Forces Korea is aware of two recent on-installation events that displayed poor judgment and actions inconsistent with USFK's core tenets and COVID-19 health protection mitigation measure...
University of Kansas apologizes for Snoop Dogg’s show

University of Kansas apologizes for Snoop Dogg’s show

Entertainment
Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The University of Kansas' athletic director has apologized for a performance by hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg after preseason scrimmages by the men's and women's basketball teams. As part of "Late Night in the Phog" at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday in Lawrence, Snoop Dog's 35-minute act included pole dancers, a money gun and profanity. A crowd of 16,300 turned out for the event. "We apologize for the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night," Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement. "We made it clear to the entertainers' managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay fo...
NHL apologizes to Vegas Golden Knights for major penalty call in Game 7

NHL apologizes to Vegas Golden Knights for major penalty call in Game 7

Sports
April 25 (UPI) -- The NHL issued an apology to the Vegas Golden Knights for a controversial major penalty that led to four power-play goals and an eventual win in Game 7 for the San Jose Sharks. "The league did reach out and did apologize," Vegas general manager George McPhee told reporters Thursday. "[The officials] made a mistake and I'm sure they feel bad about it. They want to get things right like we all want to get things right in our jobs." The Golden Knights held a 3-0 lead midway through the third period of Tuesday's final game of the series. Sharks captain Joe Pavelski won a faceoff from Vegas center Cody Eakin, who delivered a cross-check to the chest of Pavelski. He stumbled backward and Vegas forward Paul Stastny knocked him off his skates after a collision. Pavelski fell an...
Urban Meyer apologizes to ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

Urban Meyer apologizes to ex-wife of former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer did Friday evening what he was criticized for failing to do at a Wednesday news conference announcing his three-game suspension: apologize to Courtney Smith. The national media chastised Meyer over the past two days for what seemed to be a lack of empathy for the ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith, and he issued a two-paragraph statement on Twitter with the aid of Ohio State's athletics communications office to try to make amends. Meyer was suspended by the university after a two-week investigation for his mishandling of domestic abuse allegations against Zach Smith. In his Friday apology posted on Twitter, he said he was sorry to all women, men and families impacted by abuse. "Let me say here and now what I should have sai...
Elon Musk apologizes for calling rescue diver a pedophile

Elon Musk apologizes for calling rescue diver a pedophile

Technology
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so. There was no immediate public reaction to Musk's tweets from diver Vern Unsworth, who in colorful language in a TV interview had accused the Tesla founder and SpaceX engineers of orchestrating a "PR stunt" by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave. "My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths ..." Musk tweeted. "Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone." Musk's Sunday twe...