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Dump Trucks Successfully Protected Greenhouses During Typhoon

Dump Trucks Successfully Protected Greenhouses During Typhoon

SIHEUNG, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — It was belatedly reported that large dump trucks were used to protect vinyl greenhouses last Saturday as Typhoon Lingling swept across the country. The Korea Construction Equipment Association received a request from the city of Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, to protect vinyl greenhouses at the wholesale flower garden in the [...]

S. Korea to Develop Unmanned Snow Removal System for Runways

S. Korea to Develop Unmanned Snow Removal System for Runways

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean research team will embark on a project to develop a system that can clear the snow from airport runways without requiring human labor. The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials announced on Tuesday that it will begin research on developing an unmanned snow removal system for [...]

Gov’t to Use Big Data and Digital Forensics to Crackdown on Labor Violations

Gov’t to Use Big Data and Digital Forensics to Crackdown on Labor Violations

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Government inspections will be improved to focus on preventing labor violations at South Korean businesses by using big data. The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced comprehensive plans to improve labor inspections on Tuesday, vowing to use big data analysis to extract the list of businesses that require [...]

University Replaces Animals with Models for Veterinarian Courses

University Replaces Animals with Models for Veterinarian Courses

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Increasing public awareness on animal welfare is leading an university to replace animal cadavers with artificial models for anatomy classes. Konkuk University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced on Tuesday that it will introduce artificial animal models for anatomy classes starting in the fall semester. The models include those manufactured [...]

New ‘Safe Delivery Service for Women’ Options Launched in Seoul

New ‘Safe Delivery Service for Women’ Options Launched in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A ‘Safe Delivery Service for Women’ was introduced in Seoul in 2013 for the first time in South Korea. Now, a new service where safety is guaranteed for those wishing to send a package will be rolled out. ‘Safe Delivery Service for Women’ was launched as a service that [...]

Eye Stickers in Men’s Washrooms Raise Awareness of S. Korea’s Spycam Epidemic

Eye Stickers in Men’s Washrooms Raise Awareness of S. Korea’s Spycam Epidemic

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently, dozens of photos were posted on Instagram with eyeball-shaped stickers in men’s bathroom stalls. The pictures were marked with a hashtag, ‘It’s just a sticker.’ This is a follow-up to the installation art project carried out in 2017 by “Adultboy,” an installation artist and man in his 20s. [...]

S. Korean YouTubers Masquerade as Detectives

S. Korean YouTubers Masquerade as Detectives

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new phenomenon in South Korea is attracting much attention as YouTubers who broadcast live on the Internet often discover crime scenes or help arrest suspects. Some even say that YouTubers act as quasi-police officers or private detectives when law enforcement agencies are not on the ball. YouTuber ‘KKongji’ [...]

Logistics Company Joins Hands with Police to Prevent Crime and Accidents

Logistics Company Joins Hands with Police to Prevent Crime and Accidents

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s largest logistics company will team up with the police to foster neighborhood safety. CJ Logistics Corp. announced on Tuesday that it has joined hands with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) to educate 100 delivery personnel on traffic safety, crime prevention, and finding missing persons. Traffic specialists [...]

‘Mom’s Voice’ Program Brings Inmates and their Children Together

‘Mom’s Voice’ Program Brings Inmates and their Children Together

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice said Monday it will implement a program called “Mom’s Voice” from next month that allows female inmates to record themselves reading fairytales to their children. To promote the emotional stability of the inmates’ children, government officials explained, the ministry decided to run a program to [...]