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Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — On days when there is a lot of news about fine dust, card payments at resorts and condominiums typically decrease by more than 30 percent, according to a recent study. Hana Institute of Finance, a research unit of Hana Financial Group Inc., published a report on Wednesday titled “Changes [...]

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) will begin a policy of mandatory shooting practice for superintendents and senior superintendents as part of its initiative to increase policing capability at crime scenes. “The shooting drills, previously conducted for inspectors or those in the lower ranks, will now be expanded to [...]

‘Standing Office’ Program Promotes Health and Efficiency

‘Standing Office’ Program Promotes Health and Efficiency

JECHEON, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A new ‘standing office’ imitative, which the city of Jecheon in North Chungcheong Province introduced in an unprecedented manner to improve the efficiency and health of its employees, has been well received. The city government announced on Wednesday that it conducted a month-long satisfaction survey of 55 participants in [...]

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of all South Koreans who are registered as having disabilities are over 65, with numbers steadily rising in recent years, a government report showed Wednesday. The annual disabilities report compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare showed that as of last year, 2.59 million people, or [...]

Couples Introduce Their Partner to Friends Because They Want Their Relationship Assessed: Survey

Couples Introduce Their Partner to Friends Because They Want Their Relationship Assessed: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that unmarried couples typically introduce their partner to their friends because they want their relationship to be assessed. Duo Info Corp., a South Korean matchmaking company, released a survey on 364 single men and women on Tuesday. It said 26.9 percent of whom said [...]

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation into veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun, who has been accused of abusing a working dog, which is mobilized for quarantines and other work, in the course of testing. It was announced on Tuesday that the Special Committee on Animal Testing Ethics is [...]