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#Thread about #Korea #Vote #VoteThemOut #SEOUL :

South Korea's voters miss President Moon Jae In a memorandum
The victory of conservative candidates in the mayoral elections in the country's two largest cities is a blow to Moon's Democratic Party.
The local elections could have an impact on foreign policy.

Mayoral elections in South Korea's capital Seoul always have national significance.

by @NZZAusland…
The ruling Democratic Party of President Moon Jae In not only lost Seoul to a candidate from the conservative opposition, but also the second largest city, Busan.
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#Southkorea #USA #Seoul #Military

South Korea agreed to increaae its payments for the stationing of military troops in SK by 13.9% or $870 million under the previouse agreement to $5 billion under the SMA (Special Measures Agreement).
The last SMA expired in late 2019, leaving the US troops stationed in the Asian country without a funding scheme. According to the new deal that will be in force until 2025, the Asian country will pay 1.183 trillion won ($1.03 billion) this year,
up from 1.038 trillion won in 2019, marking the first double-digit increase since 2002, the news agency reported.
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This thread will follow Feb 5 2021 thread [India
#FarmersProtests Goes Vogue] exploring sudden #celebrity uptake - as gov't struggled to contain #resistance.

Here we can study #GlobalCitizen & structure/mechanisms of such NGOs, financed to serve corporate/imperial interests. ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen model: nurturing of #celebrity worship as a "pop & policy" model to harvest/exploit targeted youth demographic. Via partnerships w/ #Rihanna, celebrities, influencers, athletes, - it intends to become world's "leading international voice, educator, & influencer". ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen is the Global Poverty Project, Inc.
UK: "We are a sub recipient of funding from the #Gates Foundation (via Global Poverty Project Inc)."

2019: $8,445,887.00 "To mobilize global public support for the Sustainable Development Goals" #SDGs… ImageImageImageImage
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#Southkorea #Seoul #DeFi

The South Korean Ministry of Science and NCT published a research paper on DeFi today making it the first government-led DeFi research. The local report reads:
“The Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Internet & Security Agency published the “Blockchain-based innovative financial ecosystem research paper” on January 29. This is the world’s first government-led DeFi research paper.”
In the financial field, Decentralized Finance or Defi has emerged as one of the better cases of blockchain usage. Defi has simplified the process of securing loans using both collateral and staking crypto as collateral.
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#Southkorea #Seoul #H5N8 #BirdFlu

On Tuesday, South Korea said it had reported another case of highly pathogenic bird flu from a local poultry farm to increase the cumulative caseload to 44.
A seven-day standstill order for all poultry farms within the area has been given, the ministry said. Two alleged cases from Buan, 280 kilometers south of Seoul, and the central city of Sejong are also being investigated by the authorities.
According to the most recent data given on Tuesday, South Korea has culled more than 13 million poultry. Within a 3-kilometer radius of contaminated farms, the nation culls birds. Meanwhile, the number of cases recorded by wild birds has reached 52.
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#Southkorea #Seoul #Corruption

On Jan. 14, for abuse of power and corruption, the Supreme Court will pass its final judgement on disgraced former President Park Geun-hye.
Park was impeached in 2017 and sentenced for abuse of power, bribery, coercion and other crimes to a total of 30 years in prison in 2018. Prosecutors appealed when the sentence was shortened to 20 years by an appellate court last year,
taking into account that she did not obtain any personal benefit from her crimes. A concurrent two-year sentence for interfering in the 2016 general election has already been fulfilled by Park.
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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#SouthKorea #Seoul #Coronavirus #ECONOMY #TRADE

South Korea's GDP growth projection for 2021 was revised down by the Korea Development Institute (KDI).The think tank projected the economy to expand 3.1 percent next year in its new economic assessment report Wednesday,
after shrinking 1.1 percent this year. 3.1 percent is 4 percentage points lower than the previous September forecast. The KDI clarified that, due to increasing downside risks emerging from the global resurgence of COVID-19, the economy has started to contract,
primarily in the service sector. Total consumption will likely grow by just 3.3 percent next year, according to the KDI survey. In the midst of the gradual recovery of the global economy, exports are projected to increase 3.1 percent in 2021,
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On Tuesday (Nov 10), the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture said it had confirmed the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu in wild bird samples in the central west of the country and issued its bird flu warning.
The virus was found in samples collected last week from wild birds in Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, about 84 km west of Seoul, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement. ImageImage
The ministry said prevention measures to contain a wider spread of bird flu have been ramped up and a highly pathogenic avian influenza warning has been issued as there are increased risks of spreading the virus.
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According to the Police the man has a foregin background. He "warned France against what he called the country's anti-Muslim stance." The police also arrested a accomplie of the man also with foregin background, witch the police withheld.
The two were alleged to have put up five flyers on the wall of the embassy building in central Seoul around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
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#Southkorea #Seoul #Coronavirus

110 new infections with the coronavirus have been registered in South Korea. Half of the cases are related to a hospital in Busan city, the South Korean Disease Control and Prevention Authority said on Thursday.
In the country with a good 51 million inhabitants, the official number of cases is almost 25,000. At least 54 of the new infections are related to the elderly hospital.
More than 40 have been recorded in the densely populated metropolitan area of ​​Seoul, with connections to hospitals, churches, schools and offices. The steady rise in new infections is cause for concern in the East Asian country, which recently eased distance-keeping measures,
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#Southkorea #NorthKorea #Seoul #NLL

On the 27th, the military authorities refuted that “there is no reason to create an accidental situation with North Korea at sea” in connection with North Korea's assertion that
(red= Northkoreas claim
Blue = NLL)
“do not invade the territorial waters” over a search activity to find the body of a public official of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries did. A military official said on the day, “Our military is normally conducting maritime search activities in relation to this incident.”
As the military authorities have announced that North Korea has not damaged Mr. A's body, it is conducting a search activity with the maritime police in the waters near the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the West Sea to retrieve the body and belongings.
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@platzfuerwien Wenn es um #PlatzFürWien geht

Wienfluss zu revitalisieren mit eine naturnahe Flussbett, Radweg, Erholungsgebiet plus Hochwasser Entlastungsstollen unterhalb, wurde Wien ein 10km langes Erholungsgebiet & Schnellradweg bringen!

@Stadt_Wien könnte etwas von Utrecht abschauen.

Gestern hat Utrecht die letze Abschnitt von ihre neue (alte) Kanal eröffnet, die vor 50 Jahren in eine Straße umgebaut wurde.

Foto bei Mark Wagenbuur @BicycleDutch

Oder was #Seoul gebaut hat bei die #Cheonggyecheon

Foto @seatomar
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#Southkorea #Seoul #Coronavirus

South Korea is pausing the strict corona requirements for the greater Seoul area. The authorities said that restaurants in the capital may also serve food after 9 p.m. In addition, leisure facilities such as fitness studios and
internet cafes are likely to reopen. The easing should help strengthen the economy. With the start of the holidays on September 28th, stricter measures would take effect again. The Center for Disease Control reported 121 new cases for all of South Korea on Saturday,
bringing the total number of infections to 22,176. So far, 358 people have died in connection with Covid 19 disease.
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(1/4) words are going around about real estate prices in #Seoul, so I made a #cartogram using "Go Cart Generator" to illustrate the population density problem in #SouthKorea.
(2/4) 2019 was the first year when the population in the "Seoul Capital Area," which includes #Seoul, #Incheon, #Gyeonggi Province, exceeded the population living in the rest of the country. That's over 50% living in just 11.8% of the nation's territory.
(3/4) Real estate is just one facet of the problem. Medical care, education, culture, politics, industry - people say #Seoul is a "black hole" that absorbs them all, leaving the rest of the country in a shortage of key resources.
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The Seoul Tourism Organization, developed a character called 'BAE-B' to help guide people about Seoul.

It based on the song ‘Baepsae’ by BTS. They are influencing the tourism industry.


Check out the whole cute story here;
🔗 ImageImage
뱁새눈 [bepse-nun]: Small narrowed eyes, like a white-winged fairy wren, showing a glaring look.

@BTS_twt #SEOUL #BAEB ImageImage
Who is ready for the new BTS single or surprise?? Less than an hour to go?💜

#MTVHottest BTS
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites" Image
In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)… Image
People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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Thread: Dump bad equations. They lead to bad decisions.

On May 10, Mr. @BorisJohnson proposed a simple equation to determine #COVID Alert Level. He then explained how the reopening policy could be shaped based on this "Threat Level".

In this thread, I will explain why this equation is not only wrong, but is also completely unnecessary — especially when we have clear alternative measures that can guide #COVID policies and decisions.

* Fast forward to tweet # 11 if you already know Dimensional Analysis.

One of the first subjects in physics is "Dimensional Analysis". It needs to be emphasized more in high school and college physics courses.

See this @wikipedia article for a technical description:…

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I will make a long thread on this day marking the end of the #WW2. A small memory of my paternal grandfather, whom I never knew, but who transmitted to me by the images his passion for the civilizations of #Asia. Image
He left his family of aristocratic origin that he hated in 1931. He arrived from Paris in Toulon, where he hired as a radio operator for a diplomatic and cultural mission on a warship "Le Primauguet" between 1932 and 1934. ImageImage
The trip took him from #Singapore to #Japan through all the countries of East Asia, where he was able to use his greatest passion: #photography. ImageImage
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#Southkorea #USA #NorthKorea #Seoul #KimJongUn #Airforce

It was found that the U.S. interceptor reconnaissance plane flew over the Korean Peninsula on the 30th. Kim Jong-un is a reconnaissance activity conducted every day from the time when the
North Korean leader's health ideals begin to turn. Inside and outside the military, there is an analysis that the United States is working hard on reconnaissance activities to identify unusual trends such as Kim's personal anomal. Kim Jong-un's thirsty information,
this time also launched the interceptor reconnaissance NLL. It was found that the U.S. interceptor reconnaissance plane flew over the Korean Peninsula on the 30th. Kim Jong-un is a reconnaissance activity conducted every day from the time when the
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South Korea ’s top officials said they knew the whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
This is the clearest answer given by Seoul since Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view more than two weeks ago. Bloomberg reported that South Korea 's Minister of Unification Kim Yeon-Chul was directly asked about the issue at a parliamentary meeting on Tuesday(28th) and said,
“The South Korean government knows Kim Jong-un 's whereabouts”, but did not provide further explanation. In addition, when asked whether South Korea informed US President Trump of Kim Jong-un ’s whereabouts and current situation,
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"UK, France & Germany on same virus trajectory as Italy...@FT data analysis shows that many countries grappling with rising #coronavirus cases are on a similar trajectory—& potentially facing the same challenge—as Italy."… See the careful work @jburnmurdoch
"In most western countries case #s have been increasing by around 33% a day. This is as true of the UK, France & Germany as it is of #Italy. The latter is simply further down the path. In the city-states of #HongKong & #Singapore the rates of increase appear to have been been..."
"relatively well contained through the quick introduction of strict control measures. #Japan has also reported a flatter case trajectory than western countries, though views differ over whether this is the result of measures such as school closures or simply due to the low #s..."
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Il y a eu des modifications (à la baisse) dans les chiffres, je vais republier une mise à jour...
#Chine Mise à jour #Coronavirus #COVID19 :
- 64 273 cas confirmés au monde (63 749 Chine + 524 l'étranger dont #Taiwan)
- 1 489 morts
- 10 608 sérieux/critiques
- 6 884 guéris
- 13 435 suspects
- 26 pays touchés
- 2,32 % décès
#Wuhan #2019_nCov #Pneumonia #WuhanOutbreak #China
Afin d'éviter toute confusion, j'ai supprimé un précédent tweet de statistiques qui prenait en compte des données qui ont été révisées à la baisse en raison de l'ajustement des méthodes de comptage des cas confirmés de #Coronavirus #COVID19
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