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#Trams were once the backbone of #Seoul's #publictransit system. The 1st launched on #Buddha's Bday in 1899 by Gojung, & the last ran Nov 30, 1968. The network was greatly expanded in the colonial era, & recently track laid in 1927 was uncovered in front of #Gyeongbukgung Palace ImageImageImageImage
This track was in use till ‘66 & buried during the construction of a pedestrian underpass at Sejongro. Seoul’s bulldozer’ Mayor Kim Hyon-ok was responsible for the trams’ demise. The cars were outdated, replacement + track repair was too costly, & the system disrupted traffic. ImageImageImageImage
Track was laid in the middle of the road, which made boarding a nuisance and forced all traffic to a standstill. In its final year, #tram ridership also dropped significantly even as the gov’t barred operators from increasing fares to maintain affordable service 4 passengers ImageImageImageImage
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Day 321 of #Russia's war. There's been outright war in Europe for every month of the past year after the unprovoked aggression started with bombs and the invasion of #Ukraine last February.

Follow all the news around the war, updated here in this thread throughout the day⬇️
I'll start in the now traditional fashion by giving you the link for yesterday's thread in case you missed anything in the #RussiaUkraineWar

First bad news from #Kramatorsk in #Donetsk region.

It's been confirmed that two people died when a Russian missile hit their car as they were travelling on the road.
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🇰🇷Les 153 victimes de la bousculade à #Séoul sont essentiellement mortes d'asphyxie, une "mort assez lente, de plusieurs minutes".

"Le cerveau meurt en 1er, puis au bout d’un moment le cœur s'arrête à son tour de fonctionner car il manque d’oxygène".

Les images montrent des personnes les unes sur les autres, formant d’énormes monticules.

"La cage thoracique se retrouve comprimée. Et si vous arrêtez de respirer pendant 5 ou 10 minutes, les chances de survie sont infimes", dixit @FreundYonathan.

La disposition des lieux, constitués notamment d'étroites ruelles, et le possible manque de mesures de contrôle et de sécurité ont pu entraîner un bilan aussi lourd (environ 100 000 personnes fréquentaient le quartier).

Une enquête devra établir l'origine de la bousculade.

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I just passed the scene of the tragedy that occurred last night in #Itaewon/#이태원 and I really have no words to express the sadness I feel. As of now, 151 people have lost their lives - many of them in their 20s just like me. #이태원사고 Image
Floral tributes for the victims have started to be left at the top of #Itaewon/#이태원 Station Exit 1 and posted on storefronts, such as Foot Locker’s, beside the alleyway where the stampede occurred. ImageImageImageImage
The authorities don’t know the cause of the stampede yet, and I won’t make assumptions. All I will say is that one of the alleyways in question appears to be no more than 5 meters in width, and that reports suggest the police presence was insufficient for the crowds present ImageImageImageImage
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CPR being given to stampede victims at
#SouthKorea .
2. Level of uncontrollable crowd
#breaking #Itaewon #stampede @ #Halloween large number of victims given CPR treatment .
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People Suffered Cardiac Arrest in #Itaewon #SouthKorea;

It's unclear how many people ve died, as 1000s gathered ahead of #Halloween parties;

#Southkorea #HalloweenHavoc
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Dozens of people are said to be in cardiac arrest following a stampede in the Itaewon area of #Seoul, where tens of thousands of people flocked to spend the first Halloween without restrictions after three years of the pandemic
Emergency services said there were at least 81 cases of people having "difficulty breathing" and several of the victims may have died crushed by a large crowd pushing through a narrow street in the Itaewon area
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People are still being carried away on stretchers in Itaewon. Bystanders say there was a massive crowd and people got trapped. Truly horrific. This should have been a fun Saturday night out but it’s ended in tragedy
From where I’m standing it looks like at least 20 bodies under a blue tarpaulin on Itaewon’s Main Street next to the Hamilton Hotel
Emergency services sprinting down the street, non stop ambulances. Stunned crowds still in Halloween costumes
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🚨#BREAKING: About 50 People Reported to Be in Cardiac Arrest After Stampede in #SouthKorea
🚨#UPDATE: At least 81 cases of shortness of breath have been reported at a Halloween party
🚨#UPDATE: Footage from the stampede in #Seoul, #SouthKorea
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#ElnazRekabi wurde vom iranischen Geheimdienst in #Seoul verhaftet, in 1 Flieger gesetzt u ist schon im #Evin Gefängnis / auf dem Weg dorthin. Alles, weil sie kein Kopftuch trug beim Wettkampf. Ich hoffe der internationale Kletter-Sportverband IFSC wirft den #Iran sofort raus!
Sie nahm an einem Wettkampf des IFSC in Seoul teil. Kein Sportverband darf zulassen, dass Sportler von ihren Heimatstaaten im Ausland entführt und inhaftiert werden. Der Präsident des IFSC wäre in der Verantwortlung sofort in den Iran zu reisen und Zugang zu Elnaz zu fordern!
Wenn wir Menschen mit iranischen Wurzeln sagen, wir haben Angst vor den Fängen des iranischen Geheimdienstes im Ausland, dann können sich jetzt hoffentlich alle was darunter vorstellen. Niemand mit iranischen Wurzeln im Ausland ist sicher vor diesen verdammten Mördern.
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Introducing StarkNet House:
@StarknetHouse is a virtual educational summer program presented by @topology_gg in collaboration with @StarkWareLtd and pioneers in the #StarkNet ecosystem. The program is open to anyone excited about learning to build on StarkNet using #Cairo. [1/10]
Our mission is to congregate a burgeoning community of #developers and help you #jumpstart the most #innovative projects in #Web3 [2/10]
@StarknetHouse kicks off on June 1, 2022 with the creator of #STARK, @EliBenSasson, and consists of 11 weekly sessions in which you will learn how to thoughtfully design, develop, test, and deploy #Cairo smart contracts and start building on #StarkNet. [3/10]
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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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