“Spam” meat tied to diabetes risk in Native Americans:study

January 31, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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Jan 31 (Reuters) – Native Americans who often ate processed meat in a can, generically known as “spam” and a common food on reservations, one subsidized by the U.S. government — had a two-fold increased risk of developing diabetes over those who ate little or none, according to a U.S. study.



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Korea undertakes English translation of historical archives

January 30, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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The centuries-old Annals of the Joseon Dynasty also known as the Joseon Wangjo Sillok, are set to be translated into English.

The National Institute of Korean History has secured an annual budget of 500 million Korean won for the translation of the historical archives, which are listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World registry. The institution is to consult a number of experts in Classical Chinese-English translation and Korean studies academics.

The English edition of the annals, or Sillok, will ensure broadened public access to one of Korea’s most significant historical records. The translated version will not only ease research for overseas Korean studies scholars, but also enable anyone to discover more about Korean history, including those fascinated by Korean historical TV dramas such as Daejanggeum and Deep-rooted Tree


ESL teacher arrested for molesting a child

January 29, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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An ESL teacher from the U.S. has been arrested for molesting a child in a Busan bathhouse. The male teacher (23), saw a boy (11) smiling, so he went over and put his weiner in/on the child’s face. People in the bathhouse heard screams coming from the shower area, so they rushed in to investigate. When caught, the foreign male claimed that he thought it was a bathhouse for gays.

Japan finds radiation in baby formula

January 24, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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The outcome of Japan’s nuclear crisis is threatening the country’s food security. One of Japan’s biggest milk producers has announced the recall of 400,000 cans of baby milk powder after detecting radiation. Worries over the safety of food supplies have shaken the public since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi plant, spreading radiation over a large swathe of northern and eastern Japan.

Tests by Meiji showed that up to 30.8 becquerels of cesium was found per kilogramme of the powdered milk.

The company said it did not know how many of the cans had reached consumers.

This mother might be a victim. She said: “My child used to drink the powdered milk when he was younger so as a parent I understand the concerns of others.”

However, the amount of radioactive substance is far below the government-set permissible limit, which is 200 becquerels per kilogramme.

“I think there is no need to be concerned because the levels of radiation are below the safety limit. I am personally not worried as the company is already taking action to solve the problem,”

The firm says they will conduct a what they called a “voluntary recall” of the product.

Meiji said it was unsure exactly how the cesium got into the powdered milk.

But it suspects radioactive substances emitted from the Fukushima accident may have been the source.

Japanese media reported that the cans in question were produced right after the accident happened, a Meiji spokesman says hot air used in the drying process may have contained cesium.

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Sorry, No Koreans Allowed (Foreigners Only)

January 22, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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1 in 10 Marriages Is Cross-Cultural

January 20, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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21 January 2012, Chosun Ilbo

One in 10 marriages last year was a cross-cultural union, either with a foreigner or with a naturalized Korean. One in 10 divorces last year was also between mixed couples. –read more

Men arrested for smuggling gold in rectums

January 16, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
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South Korean customs officials say they have arrested eight men over a scheme to allegedly smuggle gold bars out of the country by hiding them in their rectums.

The Korea Customs Service said Monday the men allegedly transformed $260,000 in gold bars into small beads and smuggled them in their rectums to Japan two times in 2010 to avoid import taxes.

South Korea says Japanese custom officials caught the men on their second attempt and sent them home after imposing fines. Later, one of the suspects allegedly orchestrated an unsuccessful bid to smuggle gold bars from Mongolia to Hong Kong using a similar method.

Meanwhile, South Korean officials gathered evidence against them at home. They say the suspects recently admitted to the smuggling after initial denials. (AP)