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Opposition to New Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Grows

Opposition to New Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Grows

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare’s recent decision to enlarge the size of graphic warnings on cigarette packs is facing strong opposition from the Korea Tobacco Retailer Association (KTRA). Along with South Korea, a number of countries oblige tobacco companies to cover more than 65 percent of cigarette packages [...]

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones have been gaining popularity in their application for a wide range of industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. They have become more reliable and capable of different tasks as technology has advanced. The Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee announced the establishment of an ‘Intelligence-based Forestry Disaster Management Strategy’ on [...]

Documentary Chronicles Irish Priest’s Transformative Legacy on Jeju Island

Documentary Chronicles Irish Priest’s Transformative Legacy on Jeju Island

JEJU, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The story of Father Patrick James McGlinchey, known in Korean as Yim Pee-jae, has been developed into a documentary film. The Yim Pee-jae Commemorative Project will screen a sneak preview of the documentary film ‘Isidore, The Miracle of Jeju’ at Megabox Jeju on May 25. Yang Jin-gun, the film’s [...]

Pesticide Storage Cabinets Help Save Lives

Pesticide Storage Cabinets Help Save Lives

HWASEONG, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Hwaseong Community Health Center in Gyeonggi Province launched a suicide prevention project called the ‘Green Life Village Project’ in 2010 by installing pesticide storage cabinets at homes located in agricultural areas.  The cabinets were designed to prevent easy access to pesticides for individuals considering suicide. The 1.2-meter-high cabinets [...]

Speaking Up for the Underprivileged

Speaking Up for the Underprivileged

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Petitions to the Blue House have been serving as an active communication channel between the public and the highest corridors of power since President Moon Jae-in took office last year. On May 14, the Blue House and National Information Society Agency (NIA) disclosed the big data analysis result of over 160,000 [...]

Standby Generator Testing to Be Suspended on Bad Air Days

Standby Generator Testing to Be Suspended on Bad Air Days

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it aims to ban test-operations of 15,432 emergency power supply systems in government buildings and high-rise buildings across Seoul on days when air pollution warnings are issued. Standby generators supply automatic backup power for safety systems including fire protection systems and elevators during outages. [...]

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store announced on May 13 that it will be releasing a new virtual makeup service on its official online store, thehyundai.com. The major department store chain partnered with Meitu, China’s top app developer, to accelerate its efforts to lead a retail tech trend in Korea by making [...]