October 26, 2021

Cayman: MAIB inspectors deployed to Ulsan, South Korea

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From Marine Accident Investigation Branch Gov.UK At the request of the Cayman Islands administration, we have deployed a team of Inspectors to investigate the explosion on board the Cayman Islands-flagged chemical tanker Stolt Groenland while berthed at the port of Ulsan in South Korea on Saturday 28 September. SOURCE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/maib-inspectors-deployed-to-ulsan-south-korea?utm_source=miragenews&utm_medium=miragenews&utm_campaign=news

Huge tanker blast sparks fire injuring 18 in South Korea

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AFP Seoul From The Daily Star A huge blast on an oil tanker in a South Korean port Saturday sparked a raging fire that spread to a nearby vessel, leaving 18 people injured, authorities said. A ball of fire shot up high above the ship and thick black smoke billowed into the air, dramatic images […]

200 more dogs saved

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200 more dogs saved from South Korea’s dog meat trade By Alicia Graef from Care2 Rescuers are celebrating another successful operation that will be giving 200 dogs and puppies from South Korea’s dog meat trade entirely new lives. The latest mission, which was just carried out by Humane Society International (HSI), marks the 14th dog meat farm the organization […]

South Korea’s slaughterhouse shut down

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South Korea shuts down its largest dog meat slaughterhouse By: Alicia Graef From Care2 Animal advocates are celebrating a major milestone among efforts to end the dog meat trade in South Korea with the closure of the country’s largest slaughterhouse. It’s estimated that around 2.5 million dogs are raised and slaughtered for their meat every […]

Vietnam capital Hanoi tells citizens to stop eating dog meat due to rabies risk

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By Zamira Rahim From Independent UK Many Vietnamese believe eating canine meat increases stamina Officials in Vietnam’s capital are urging residents to avoid eating dog meat, as part of a move to eradicate rabies. Hanoi’s vice mayor Nguyen Van Suu also said that slaughtering dogs and cats for their meat was disturbing to foreigners and would “negatively impact the […]

Are you paying too much in taxes? See the lists of corporate and personal income tax by country

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By Sorin Melenciuc From Business-Review “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” according to Benjamin Franklin. But it is certain that some in the world are paying more taxes than others. And to the surprise of many, Romanians are at the bottom of the list of taxes paid around […]

Google will ban cryptocurrency ads in June

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By Mariella Moon, From engadget It will no longer accept crypto-related ads, just like Facebook. Cryptocurrency exchanges and related ventures will soon lose access to the two biggest ad networks on the internet. Starting in June, Google will no longer host advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies, exchanges, wallets and firms providing advice, as well as initial coin […]

Abandoned ski resort 3

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Creepy photos show the abandoned ski resort that’s decaying near the border between North and South Korea Part 3 By Lucy Yang, INSIDER From Business Insider South Korea spent more than $1 billion building sleek new facilities for athletes and visitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But 60 miles away from the sparkling […]

Abandoned ski resort 1

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Creepy photos show the abandoned ski resort that’s decaying near the border between North and South Korea Part 1 By Lucy Yang, INSIDER From Business Insider South Korea spent more than $1 billion building sleek new facilities for athletes and visitors at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But 60 miles away from the sparkling […]

North Korea kicks off a military parade on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea

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By Kim Tong-Hyung, Eric Talmadge, Associated Press From Business Insider North Korea held a military parade, one day before South Korea’s opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. More than 10,000 troops trained for the parade at a military airfield for several weeks. It wasn’t clear whether North Korea displayed strategic weapons, such as intercontinental […]