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  • Myanmar's military extends state of national emergency for six months..."Preparing for the election"
    Bloomberg reported that the Myanmar military will extend the national emergency period for six months until February 1, 2023 on the grounds of election preparation.    According to the news agency, U MyintSwe approved a request for an emergency extension of military coup leader Min Aung Hlaing at a meeting of the Defense Security Committee in Naypyidaw, during which he discussed activities and current political situations.   "We need more time to prepare for the election to fit the new election system.And the people need to be widely educated about it," Chief Commander Min Aung Hlaingtold at state-run MRTV.  On February 1 last year, Myanmar's military staged a coup, claiming that there was injustice in the November 2020 general election, in which the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory, and declared a one-year emergency. At that time, the military promised to punish those responsible for irregularities in the general elections and to hand over power to the people by holding a new general election after the emergency. According to this statement, he had to hold a general election in February this year, but in January, heextended the national emergency for another six months. Under Myanmar's constitution, the emergency could be extended for six months on two occasions.  During the national emergency, the military can "legally" suppress democratic forces. According to the ‘Assistance Association for Political Prisoners’,established by exiled Myanmar activists, the military government recently conducted its first capital punishment in 30 years against four activists known to be close to Suu Kyi's national adviser, and 2,100 civilians have died since the coup.  Meanwhile, Suu Kyi, who was arrested after the coup, was indicted on about 10 charges, including violation of COVID-19 quarantine measures, instigation and bribery. If Suu Kyi is convicted in future trials in connection with all charges, she is expected to be sentenced up to 100 years in prison.  
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  • "Aftermath of COVID-19 lockdown, Macao casino sales in July are the lowest ever"
      Bloomberg News reported on the 1st that casino sales in Macao reached an all-time low last month in the aftermath of the urban blockade following the spread of COVID-19.  According to the Macao Gambling Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB), casino industry sales fell 95% to $49 millionlast month, the lowest level since related statistics began in 2009.  This is above the expert's forecast of a 97% decrease, but it is still 98% less than the level before COVID-19.  In Macao, casinos are responsible for 80% of government tax revenue.  Following February 2020, which was the early days of COVID-19, the Macao government againsuspended casino operations early last month by taking measures to block the city from spreading COVID-19.  The Chinese border blockade is maintained, and a negative certificate of COVID is requiredwhen entering casinos or restaurants.   Bloomberg pointed out that although Macao's casino industry is stretching again, it is difficult to expect a meaningful recovery in sales as it is not easy for the main customers to visit, who are mostly Chinese.    In the aftermath of the strict ZERO-COVID policy, Macao has handed over the "Throne" position of the world casino, which has been maintained since 2006, to Las Vegas.  Sanford Bernstein, an analyst at market information provider Vitaly Umanskysaid border control is stifling the recovery of the Macao casino industry.    Bernstein added that the strengthening of the crackdown on illegal gambling by Chinese authorities since late last year is also a negative factor for the Macao casino industry.
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    2022-08-06
  • Raid on Ukrainian Kievin 54 days
      Russia resumed missile strikes on Ukraine's capital, Kiev and other major cities in 54 days. It is believed that the Russia has resumed air strikes in the rear area due to strong counterattacks in Donbas and the southern part of the main front by Ukraine. Ukrainian troops launched a major counterattack on the southern state of Kherzon using U.S.-backed weapons.   According to AP, the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was attacked by a Russian missile. "The infrastructure of the Vyshhorod in the Kiev region has been attacked," said OleksiyKuleba, governor of Kiev.Vyshhorod is a village about 20km north of Kiev city center.   Along with Kiev, major northern cities such as Chernihiv and Zhytomyr were also attacked. "A number of missiles have been fired from Belarus," said Governor. It is estimated that about 25 missiles were fired from Belarus and airlifted outside Kiev, Chernihiv and Zhytomyr.   Russia has recently stopped air strikes in areas near Kiev, focusing on the eastern Donbas region and the southern front, but it is believed that it has launched another air strike to disrupt the rear area as Ukrainian troops hit back in the southern region.  In particular, the Ukrainian military is considered to be launching a strong counterattack by blocking Russia's key supply routes based on the U.S.-backed HIMARS. In particular, the recovery operation is known to have begun in earnest as it succeeded in isolating Russian troops in the Kherson area.   The British Ministry of Defence said in a statement posted on Twitter that "Ukrainian counterattack in Kherson is gaining momentum." Ukraine used new long-range artillery to damage at least three bridges on the Dnipro River, where Russia relies on supply of controlled areas.And Russia's 49th unit is stationed on the west coast of the Dnipro River, which seems to be very vulnerable.  If Ukrainian troops recover the Kherzon area through a counterattack, the aspect of war is expected to change significantly. The Kherson area is a key point connecting Donbas and Crimea. Therefore, if the Ukrainian army takes over this region again, the war is expected to be prolonged as it is more likely to restore the entire territory.
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    2022-08-02
  • The international community condemns Russia’s attack on Ukrainian port.
      Despite the conclusion of the grain export negotiations through the Black Sea, voices of international condemnation are pouring in against Russia for attacking the infrastructure of Odessa, one of the major grain export ports in Ukraine.  According to AFP, U.N. Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack at the port of Odessa, Ukraine.  Haq stressed that the agreement between Russia, Ukraine and Turkey must be fully implemented.   On the previous day, the United Nations, along with Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey, signed a final agreement on grain exports through the Black Sea. In order to solve the global food shortage, the government has decided to set up a safe route for opening the way to export grain and fertilizer from Ukraine andRussia.  However, the international community has been criticizing Russia for bombing missiles at the infrastructure of Odessa, which was one of the grain export ports that were supposed to guarantee safe routes.The attack was committed just after a day since the agreement was reached in Istanbul.  Rousseff Borrell, a senior foreign and security policy representative in charge of EU foreign policy, said "The EU condemns Russian missile strikes on the port of Odessa." "Once again, it shows Russia's complete disregard for international law and commitment."British Foreign Minister Liz Truss stressed that Russian attack is proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin could not be trusted.  Turkish Defense Minister HulushiAkar, who served as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine with the United Nations, also told the state-run Anadolu news agency that "This incident really worries us."  However, despite such concerns from the international community, concerns are growing over the possibility that the grain export agreement itself may fail.
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    2022-08-02
  • Trump "only announcement left to run for president"...A 2024 return match with Biden?
        Former U.S. President Donald Trump said he has decided to run for president in 2024 and is considering whether to announce his candidacy before or after the upcomingmidterm election in November. There have been reports thatTrump is willing to run for the next presidential election, but the possibility has increased further as he himself revealed it in an interview.   "I am very confident that I will win if I decide to run" Trump said in an online edition of New York Magazine published on the 14th, adding, "I think I have already made a decision." There is nothing more to consider."   Trump expressed his thoughts on the next presidential election by saying, "My big decision is to make it before or afterthe midterm election." He responded to an interview by phone in Alaska, where he visited for the campaign on the 9th.   Trump said it would be advantageous for Republican presidential hopefuls to give up running if he announceshis candidacy early. "If Ideclare to run, many others will not even be able to run," Trump said. "If they run, there will be a backlash. People want me to run.”  For now, Trump is leading various polls among Republican presidential candidates. According to Real Clear Politics poll average, Trump's approval rating is 53%, more than double that of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (20.5%). Trump has been discussing with his aides how to announce his candidacy this summer, the Washington Post said. Citing multiple sources, WP saidTrump is considering announcing his candidacy in September. Another source said it is 70 percent likely to declare before the November midterm elections.   On the other hand, some close aides are advisingTrump that he does not need to rush to announce his candidacy as he still has great influence in the Republican Party.  IfTrump announces his presidential bid, there is a possibility that he will face President Joe Biden again. President Biden and the Democratic camp still maintain their position thatBiden will seek re-election.    Trump plans to give a public speech in Washington, DC for the first time since his retirement.    
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  • WP, “Ukraine and Russia could face a long-term without
      The Washington Post reported that Ukraine and Russia are expected to continue the long confrontation without an end of war, just like the situation on the Korean Peninsula.  The WP said in an expert analysis on the 17th (local time) that Western countries, including the United States, are preparing for a prolonged war in Ukraine.  The media explained, "Since South and North Korea signed a ceasefire agreement in 1953, the war has not been officially concluded so far, and the level of conflict sometimes rises at the inter-Korean border where heavy armed soldiers are deployed."  "If the confrontation between the current occupied area of Russia and the rest of the Ukrainian military control area is prolonged, there is a possibility that a structure similar to the inter-Korean confrontation on the Korean Peninsula will be formed between the two regions," he analyzed.  WP said it may be best for Ukraine's military to withstand a deadlock that does not actually fall behind the Russian military in terms of size and power. "It is not easy for Ukraine to defeat the Russian military in the eastern Donbas region where the recent fierce battle took place."  Mark Millie, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently analyzed, "Even if Russia suffers from instability in its command system, falling morale, and military problems, the situation in eastern Ukraine is more inclined toward Russia."  Russia is gradually expanding its occupation area by destroying major Ukrainian bases with long-range missiles after failing to occupy Kiiu in the early stages of the war and changing its goal to "targeting Donbas."   As a result, the West seems to be preparing for a prolonged war by constantly sending aid supplies to prevent Ukraine from losing. Regarding this, WP analyzed that Ukraine's victory is a long way off, but it is an effort to prevent the worst possible outcome if Ukraine loses.  Chicago International Affairs Committee Chairman Ivor Dalder, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, told WP, "What is given to the U.S. in a deadlock is only a cool option. It is to support Ukraine to continue to bleed, or to cut off support and endure Russia’s victory'. But cutting off support is like throwing Ukraine into a pack of wolves."  The WP said the U.S. has no choice but to continue to provide support to Ukraine despite side effects such as a global economic recession and food crisis to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from crossing Ukraine and neighboring NATO members.
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    2022-06-27
  • Korean wave in India
        The globalization of the Korean Wave, which began in the 21st centuryin earnest, is expanding its scope beyond Asia to the world. Beyond the traditionally competitive Asian market, it is gaining popularity in North America and Europe. It is natural to see BTS appears on theelectronic display at Times Square, New York and diplomats talk about the ‘squid game’ for ice breaking.    Although the Korean Wave is spreading in various countries, India has recently seen a dramatic increase in its interest. In India, the COVID-19 pandemic rather served as a catalyst for the spread of the Korean Wave.This is because the number of Netflix subscribers increased rapidly, as Indians' external activities became difficult. In fact, India was particularly far from the Korean Wave, even though it’s Asian country. This is because India had a strong cultural industry called Bollywood. However, Korea has become competitive over the past few years by investing heavily in Netflix contents, and it has gained popularity as Indians demand a variety of works other than Bollywood.    Korean contents that ranked in the top 10 on Indian Netflix includes drama ‘start-up’, ‘crash landing on you’, ‘Kingdom’, and ‘The King’. The show 'Hometown Cha-cha-cha' remained in the top 10 for weeks, and the ‘squid game’ topped Indian Netflix for the first time as Korean content, beating popular Indian drama ‘Kota Factory’ and movie ‘Thalaivii’.   Although somewhat insignificant in the past, Northeastern India has been the place whereKorean wave is traditionally popular. This is because people in this area are of Mongolian descent, which is very similar to Koreans in appearance.On top of that, Asian emotions and sophisticated urban life in Korean media have become objects of admiration for young people. In fact, theKorean Cultural Center in India holds K-POP concerts every year, and most of the participants are from the northeast.   However, the Korean Wave is spreading not only in the northeast, but also in the south. Photos of BTS are also on sale in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in southern India. It is competitively traded at about 200 won per sheet.It seems that access to the Korean Wave has expanded through YouTube and Social Network Services. In fact, there is an online fan club called 'BTS Tamilnadu A.R.M.Y.' on Twitter.    Therefore, online media such as Netflix, Twitter, and YouTube seem to have played a big role in the current spread of the Korean Wave in India. Currently, there are about 5 million Netflix subscribers in India, which is not a large number considering 1.3 billion people in India. However, this situation can be evaluated as having the potential to spread the Korean Wave exponentially in India as Netflix grows. Thanks to these changes, the Korean Wave is currently spreading throughout India, and this trend is expected to continue.   Reference: https://dream.kotra.or.kr/kotranews/cms/news/actionKotraBoardDetail.do?SITE_NO=3&MENU_ID=180&CONTENTS_NO=1&bbsGbn=243&bbsSn=243&pNttSn=191255    
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  • 대한민국 국가대표팀, 종이비행기 올림픽에서 금메달 수상
      2022년 5월 27일 (뉴스와이어) -- 대한민국 종이비행기 국가대표팀 위플레이 소속 이승훈 선수가 5월 14일 ‘2022년 종이비행기 세계 대회 Red Bull Paper Wings’의 곡예비행 부문에서 대회 역대 최고 점수로 우승을 차지했다. “곡예비행 부문의 수준을 다른 차원으로 끌어올렸다”는 평을 받은 이승훈 선수 공연은 세계적인 마술사 니키(본명 양희준)와의 컬래버레이션 덕분에 탄생할 수 있었다. 이승훈 선수는 “세계 대회 예선전부터 만점자가 세 명이나 나와서 역대 대회 가운데 우승 경쟁이 가장 치열한 해라는 걸 느꼈다”며 “대회 역대 최고 점수로 우승을 차지하는 데는 대회 한 달 전부터 공연 기획을 함께하고, 퍼포먼스 코치로 오스트리아 현지까지 동행한 마술사 니키의 도움이 신의 한 수였다”고 우승 소감을 밝혔다.위플레이는 곡예비행 공연 전체 영상 및 국내 트레이닝부터 세계 대회 현장 소식까지 담은 영상을 유튜브 채널 ‘NICKY 니키’와 위플레이(weplaykor) 채널에 독점 공개할 계획이다.◇대회 소개 에너지 드링크 회사 레드불이 주최하는 공식 종이비행기 세계 대회 Red Bull Paper Wings는 2006년에 1회 대회가 개최됐으며, 올해 6회를 맞았다. ‘종이비행기 올림픽’으로 불리는 이 대회는 3~4년 주기로 개최되며 종목은 곡예비행, 멀리 날리기, 오래 날리기 3가지다.A4 용지 한 장으로 세계 최고의 종이비행기 파일럿을 가리는 이 대회에는 전 세계 62개국에서 6만1000여명이 참가했으며, 이들 가운데 각 종목에서 국가대표로 선발된 116명의 파일럿이 오스트리아 잘츠부르크에서 열리는 세계 대회에 출전했다.◇대회 특징‘종이비행기’라고 하면 흔히 어린 시절 날리던 놀이가 떠오르지만, 종이비행기 세계 대회는 과학과 스포츠의 집약체다. 선수가 직접 현장에서 종이비행기를 접어야 하기 때문에 항공역학에 대한 깊이 있는 이해가 필수이며, 종이비행기가 날아가는 경로를 보고 미세하게 조종 면을 튜닝하는 공학 기술도 중요하다. 또 5g 밖에 나가지 않는 종이비행기를 60m 이상 날리기 위해서 체중을 증량하고, 투창 던지기 기술까지 훈련하는 선수들도 있다.△곡예비행 종목(Aerobatics)곡예비행 종목은 곡예비행 성능과 함께 창의성(파일럿, 비행기, 공연)과 관객의 현장 호응까지 점수에 포함되기 때문에 비행 기술에 기반을 둔 완벽한 한 편의 공연을 펼쳐야 한다. 예선에서는 30초의 시간이 주어지며, 결승에서는 60초의 시간이 주어진다. 피겨스케이팅으로 치면 주어진 시간 동안 연기를 펼치는 프리스케이팅과 같은 종목이라고 보면 된다.곡예비행 성능, 공연의 창의성, 과학과 공학 원리의 활용을 공정하게 평가하기 위해 해당 분야의 세계 최고 전문가가 한자리에 모인다. △곡예비행 종목 심사 위원 목록1. 다리오 코스타(Dario Costa): 2021년 2.4㎞의 터널을 평균 시속 245㎞로 통과하며 기네스북 기록을 세운 세계 최정상의 스턴트 파일럿2. 아나 가서(Anna Gasser): 동계올림픽 스노보드 빅 에어 종목에서 금메달을 2회 수상한 오스트리아 스노보드 선수3. 세나드 그로식(Senad Grosic): BMX 자전거 곡예 레전드 선수4. 제니퍼 리만(Jennifer Leman): 과학 기자이자, 미국의 과학 및 기술 잡지 파퓰러 메카닉스(Popular Mechanics)의 뉴스 편집자 이승훈 선수는 세계 대회 한 달 전부터 세계적인 마술사 니키와 함께 특별 훈련 기간을 마련했다. 니키는 “세계적인 규모의 경연 대회에서 다른 종목의 공연과 마술을 접목해 우승을 차지한 건 세계적으로 처음 있는 일”이라며 “종이비행기 곡예비행 종목이기 때문에 무엇이 과학을 이용한 비행이고, 무엇이 마술인지 구분이 되지 않을 정도로 정교하게 공연을 연출하는 것이 관건이었다”고 대회 준비 전략을 밝혔다.현장 관객의 호응을 유도하기 위한 대한민국 국가대표팀의 전략도 빛을 발했다. 전 세계적으로 신드롬을 일으킨 드라마 ‘오징어게임’의 의상을 입고 대한민국 팀이 등장하자 선수단뿐만 아니라 전 세계 각지 미디어팀까지 알아보고 사진과 영상을 찍기 위해 몰려들었다. 이승훈 선수의 뛰어난 비행 기술, 마술사 니키의 퍼포먼스 코칭, 대한민국 국가대표팀의 호응 유도 전략, 세계 대회에 함께한 탐방단의 응원까지 하나가 돼 만들어 낸 진정한 ‘팀의 우승’이었다.이날 마지막까지 우승 경쟁을 펼친 태국의 셍 팻 베(Seng Fatt Beh) 선수는 공중 팽이인 디아볼로(Diabolo) 묘기를 선보이면서 종이비행기를 날리는 퍼포먼스를 펼쳐 관객과 심사위원 주목을 받았다.대한민국의 이승훈 선수는 중력을 거스르는 마술과 같은 종이비행기, 3대의 부메랑 종이비행기를 동시에 날리고 받는 편대 비행, 회오리처럼 회전하는 스크루 종이비행기 등 곡예비행 종목 본연의 취지를 살리면서도 마법 같은 연출을 가미한 공연을 선보였다. 대회에 참가한 선수들도 “이건 마법 같은 비행이다. 곡예비행 종목의 개념을 다른 차원으로 끌어올렸다”며 놀라움을 감추지 못했다.심사위원들은 이승훈 선수에게 전원 10점 만점 이상의 점수를 부여(11점, 11점, 12점, 12점)했으며, 이승훈 선수는 총 46점으로 대회 역대 최고 점수를 기록하며 금메달의 영광을 차지했다. [곡예비행 종목 수상자]1. 금메달: 이승훈(Seunghoon Lee), 대한민국, 46점2. 은메달: 셍 팻 베(Seng Fatt Beh), 태국, 42점3. 동메달: 타이가 키무라(Taiga Kimura), 일본, 41점△멀리 날리기 종목(Distance)멀리 날리기 종목에서는 61.11m의 압도적 기록으로 세르비아의 라자르 크리스티치 선수가 우승을 차지했다. 2019년 5회 대회에서 52.28m의 기록으로 2위를 차지한 그는 3년 동안 종이비행기 디자인을 정교하게 다듬고, 특유의 투창 던지기 기술을 훈련하고, 투력을 늘리기 위해 10㎏을 증량하기까지 했다. [멀리 날리기 종목 수상자]1. 금메달: 라자르 크르스티치(Lazar Krstić), 세르비아, 61.11m 2. 은메달: 이청선(Yicheng Sun), 영국, 57.07m 3. 동메달: 압둘아지즈 오모닐라예프(Abduaziz Omonillaev), 우즈베키스탄, 54.82m 7위: 김영준(Yeongjun Kim), 대한민국, 49.54m △오래 날리기(Airtime) 종목 오래 날리기 종목에서는 10년 만의 재도전 끝에 14.86초의 기록으로 파키스탄의 라마 무함마드 우스만 사이드 선수가 우승을 차지했다.사이드 선수는 “나는 2012년에 이곳에 있었다. 하지만 나는 준비가 돼 있지 않았고 시상대에 오르지 못했다”며 “그때부터 나는 종이비행기에 진지하게 관심을 가지게 됐고 열심히 훈련했다. 그리고 마침내 내가 하고 싶었던 일을 이뤄냈다”는 우승 소감을 밝혔다. 그는 전날 열린 예선전에서 16.39초의 기록으로 대회 역대 최고 기록을 세워 주목받기도 했다. [오래 날리기 종목 수상자]1. 금메달 : 라마 무함마드 우스만 사이드 (Rana Muhammad Usman Saeed), 파키스탄, 14.86초2. 은메달 : 에스테반 니라(Esteban Neira), 칠레, 12.99초3. 동메달 : 디미트리 디미트레프(Dimitri Dimitrev), 몰도바, 12.29초20위 : 이정욱(Junguk Lee), 대한민국, 7.80초◇대한민국의 종이비행기 현황 대한민국은 자타공인 ‘종이비행기 초강국’이다. 2016년에는 이정욱 선수가 1분 동안 12개의 수박에 종이비행기를 꽂아 ‘종이비행기로 타깃 맞히기 종목’에서 기네스북 세계 기록을 수립했다.올해 4월 16일에는 대한민국의 신무준, 김규태, 말레이시아의 치이지안(chee yie jian)이 한 팀을 이룬 ‘신김치’ 팀이 77.134m의 기록으로 10년 만에 멀리 날리기 기네스북 세계 기록을 경신했다. 이전 기네스북 세계 기록은 2012년 미국의 존 콜린스(John Collins), 조 아윱(Joe Ayoob) 팀이 달성한 69.14m였다.연이은 세계 기록 수립, 세계 대회 우승은 대한민국의 종이비행기 문화 덕분이다. 종이비행기 국가대표팀 위플레이(WePlay)는 무림페이퍼와 함께 2017년부터 매년 코리안컵 종이비행기 대회를 주최하고 있으며 사천에어쇼의 공식 홍보대사, 종이문화재단 산하 세계종이비행기협회 임원으로 활동하고 있다. ◇종이비행기 국가대표팀 ‘위플레이’김영준, 이승훈, 이정욱 선수는 2015년 종이비행기 세계 대회에 다녀온 뒤 종이비행기를 비롯해 다양한 이색 스포츠로 세상을 즐겁게 만들고 싶다는 결심을 하게 됐다. 이들은 ‘이색 스포츠 마케터’라는 새 직업을 만들고 위플레이 법인을 설립해 전국 각지에서 △종이비행기 대회 주최 △종이비행기 공연 △과학 특강 △진로 특강 △교구 개발을 하는 등 이색 스포츠 문화 활성화에 온 힘을 쏟고 있다.위플레이 이정욱 대표는 “성인이 돼서도 이렇게 순수하게 무언가를 좋아하고, 연구하고, 도전할 수 있다는 건 삶에서 큰 축복이다. 다른 나라 선수가 실수했을 때 함께 안타까워하고, 다른 나라 선수가 멋진 공연을 펼쳤을 때 자기 일처럼 환호하는 모습을 보며 전 세계가 하나가 되는 스포츠 축제의 장이라는 걸 느꼈다”며 “현재 우리나라의 주니어 파일럿들은 세계 최정상급 실력을 갖추고 있다. 다음 세계 대회에서도 우리나라 선수들이 가장 높은 곳에서 태극기를 휘날릴 수 있을 것이라 확신한다”고 세계 대회 마무리 소감을 밝혔다.
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    2022-05-27
  • Auroville, the idealistic community. (2)
          Let's look at the specific reason why Auroville is called an ideal community and its reality.In terms of the political system, the Auroville society has realized the ideal of a democratic system of direct democracy, and has taken the form of a unanimous system until today. There were opinions that voting should be introduced as the population grew compared to the past, but the unanimous system is maintained due to concerns that voting could ignore the opinions of the few.    Economic system is also interesting. Residents of Auroville work six hours a day, 36 hours a week, and receive about 10,000 rupees a month, regardless of the type of work they do. It should be noted that this money is given as a basic income concept, and it is not given to residents with excessive incomes. In addition, residents maintain a true community-oriented society by exchanging goods and services needed for each other based on social networks, not money. It does not use the means of moneybut adopts an exchange method according to individual needs.   But Auroville has not yet achieved self-sufficiency. International organizations and countries such as the United Nations, the European Union, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) support about $4 million every year, but Auroville's own profits are only about $1 million, showing a high dependency.    Auroville has a high potential for achieving self-reliance, starting with a deteriorated land and regenerating green areas in about 50 years, providing free food and education, while achieving energy independence. Therefore, if various experiments such as organic methods, appropriate technologies, and water resource protection that they are currently pursuing produce results step by step, Auroville’s economic independence can be achieved. It is interesting that Auroville is actually developing steadily in pursuit of harmony and coexistence, and it can be predicted that there is a high possibility of development as of now.    However, if the Auroville model, which pursued political and social ideal, fails to stand on its own feet with high dependence on aid even after enough time, it proves that the Auroville modelhas no choice but to be just "ideal." I hope the case of Auroville, which pursues peace and harmony, will succeed and provide new insights for modern humans suffering from excessive competition and inhumanity under neoliberalism.    
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    2022-05-23
  • Chapter 1: Why Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Experiencing Tilting and Sinking?
      Millennium Tower is a residential building located in 301 Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA. Construction began in 2005 and completed in 2009. It has a total of 58 stories and a height of 197m. As of 2021, it turned out to be the 4th tallest and most expensive residential building in San Francisco. Nowadays, it is called by ‘Modern Tower of Pisa. Because this buildingis now tilting and sinking. This problem of the building triggered many other problems too. The unstable footing has occurred issues including cracks in the basement, decreasing house values and numerous legal battles. Residents complained of bubbling floors, cracked walls and large cracks in the window of 36th floor.   After constructors said the building was sinking and tilting in 2015, they first informed the problem to public in 2016. A 2016 survey revealed that the building sank about 41cm and tilted 15cm. The building is now tilted to the northwest. Furthermore, cracks have formed in the basement of the building and the pavement around the tower. In 2018, the settlement increased to 46cm, and the tilting was 36cm. In 2022, the top of the Millennium Tower is said to have tilted 66cm to the northwest.In fact, the problem of settlement is the expected result from 2005 when the groundbreaking was reached. At this time, it was expected that the building would sink by 10cm to 15cm. It is normal for skyscrapers to sink a little after completion. The design is made under this consideration, but the settlement of Millennium Tower was much more serious than expected. After the completion of the building in 2009, the foundation of the building had fallen about 25cm. When an unexpected settlement occurred, the constructor ‘Millennium Partners’ claimed that it was because a large transportation complex terminal right next the building started to excavate. However, the terminal countered that the foundation of the Millennium Tower had already fallen 25cm before the construction for terminal began.   Several factors have combined to sink the Millennium Tower. Millennium Tower is in the downtown area of San Francisco which is the area of infirm soil. Many building in downtown San Francisco (built before Millennium Tower came out) had gotten away with drilling foundation piles into the layer of Old Bay Clay, without settling too dramatically. By the way, Millennium Tower is a tall building with 58 stories build at the same area and with its heavy concrete frame.The average single-story residential home is designed to exert pressure on the subsurface about 4kg per square meter of the building footprint. This building is a concrete framework designed to impose a load of 465kg per square meter to its foundation. It’s about 100 times more than the average house. Particularly, in the case of a weak mud layer on the ground, it would be impossible to bear that much weight only with the ground surface.The pile was driven so deep that the building did not sit on the surface layer of artificial fill but rather on the dense sandy ground of Colma formation. This is quite common design in San Francisco. By the way, it’s not the dense sand that causes problems for the Millennium Tower, but what is below it. Under the Colma formation is a thick layer of Old Bay Clay. When the building was designed, project geologists predicted that it would settle for the entire life of the building about 10cm to 15cm, mainly in the Old Bay Clay layer below the bottom of the piles.Millennium Tower was designed to put more stress on the underlying Old Bay Clay than other building in the area. In construction of the tower’s basement, it required to pump water out of the surface to keep the site dry. Continuous dewatering of foundation accelerated the settlement too.    
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    2022-05-20

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  • Myanmar's military extends state of national emergency for six months..."Preparing for the election"
    Bloomberg reported that the Myanmar military will extend the national emergency period for six months until February 1, 2023 on the grounds of election preparation.    According to the news agency, U MyintSwe approved a request for an emergency extension of military coup leader Min Aung Hlaing at a meeting of the Defense Security Committee in Naypyidaw, during which he discussed activities and current political situations.   "We need more time to prepare for the election to fit the new election system.And the people need to be widely educated about it," Chief Commander Min Aung Hlaingtold at state-run MRTV.  On February 1 last year, Myanmar's military staged a coup, claiming that there was injustice in the November 2020 general election, in which the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory, and declared a one-year emergency. At that time, the military promised to punish those responsible for irregularities in the general elections and to hand over power to the people by holding a new general election after the emergency. According to this statement, he had to hold a general election in February this year, but in January, heextended the national emergency for another six months. Under Myanmar's constitution, the emergency could be extended for six months on two occasions.  During the national emergency, the military can "legally" suppress democratic forces. According to the ‘Assistance Association for Political Prisoners’,established by exiled Myanmar activists, the military government recently conducted its first capital punishment in 30 years against four activists known to be close to Suu Kyi's national adviser, and 2,100 civilians have died since the coup.  Meanwhile, Suu Kyi, who was arrested after the coup, was indicted on about 10 charges, including violation of COVID-19 quarantine measures, instigation and bribery. If Suu Kyi is convicted in future trials in connection with all charges, she is expected to be sentenced up to 100 years in prison.  
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    2022-08-06
  • "Aftermath of COVID-19 lockdown, Macao casino sales in July are the lowest ever"
      Bloomberg News reported on the 1st that casino sales in Macao reached an all-time low last month in the aftermath of the urban blockade following the spread of COVID-19.  According to the Macao Gambling Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB), casino industry sales fell 95% to $49 millionlast month, the lowest level since related statistics began in 2009.  This is above the expert's forecast of a 97% decrease, but it is still 98% less than the level before COVID-19.  In Macao, casinos are responsible for 80% of government tax revenue.  Following February 2020, which was the early days of COVID-19, the Macao government againsuspended casino operations early last month by taking measures to block the city from spreading COVID-19.  The Chinese border blockade is maintained, and a negative certificate of COVID is requiredwhen entering casinos or restaurants.   Bloomberg pointed out that although Macao's casino industry is stretching again, it is difficult to expect a meaningful recovery in sales as it is not easy for the main customers to visit, who are mostly Chinese.    In the aftermath of the strict ZERO-COVID policy, Macao has handed over the "Throne" position of the world casino, which has been maintained since 2006, to Las Vegas.  Sanford Bernstein, an analyst at market information provider Vitaly Umanskysaid border control is stifling the recovery of the Macao casino industry.    Bernstein added that the strengthening of the crackdown on illegal gambling by Chinese authorities since late last year is also a negative factor for the Macao casino industry.
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    2022-08-06
  • Raid on Ukrainian Kievin 54 days
      Russia resumed missile strikes on Ukraine's capital, Kiev and other major cities in 54 days. It is believed that the Russia has resumed air strikes in the rear area due to strong counterattacks in Donbas and the southern part of the main front by Ukraine. Ukrainian troops launched a major counterattack on the southern state of Kherzon using U.S.-backed weapons.   According to AP, the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was attacked by a Russian missile. "The infrastructure of the Vyshhorod in the Kiev region has been attacked," said OleksiyKuleba, governor of Kiev.Vyshhorod is a village about 20km north of Kiev city center.   Along with Kiev, major northern cities such as Chernihiv and Zhytomyr were also attacked. "A number of missiles have been fired from Belarus," said Governor. It is estimated that about 25 missiles were fired from Belarus and airlifted outside Kiev, Chernihiv and Zhytomyr.   Russia has recently stopped air strikes in areas near Kiev, focusing on the eastern Donbas region and the southern front, but it is believed that it has launched another air strike to disrupt the rear area as Ukrainian troops hit back in the southern region.  In particular, the Ukrainian military is considered to be launching a strong counterattack by blocking Russia's key supply routes based on the U.S.-backed HIMARS. In particular, the recovery operation is known to have begun in earnest as it succeeded in isolating Russian troops in the Kherson area.   The British Ministry of Defence said in a statement posted on Twitter that "Ukrainian counterattack in Kherson is gaining momentum." Ukraine used new long-range artillery to damage at least three bridges on the Dnipro River, where Russia relies on supply of controlled areas.And Russia's 49th unit is stationed on the west coast of the Dnipro River, which seems to be very vulnerable.  If Ukrainian troops recover the Kherzon area through a counterattack, the aspect of war is expected to change significantly. The Kherson area is a key point connecting Donbas and Crimea. Therefore, if the Ukrainian army takes over this region again, the war is expected to be prolonged as it is more likely to restore the entire territory.
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    2022-08-02
  • The international community condemns Russia’s attack on Ukrainian port.
      Despite the conclusion of the grain export negotiations through the Black Sea, voices of international condemnation are pouring in against Russia for attacking the infrastructure of Odessa, one of the major grain export ports in Ukraine.  According to AFP, U.N. Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack at the port of Odessa, Ukraine.  Haq stressed that the agreement between Russia, Ukraine and Turkey must be fully implemented.   On the previous day, the United Nations, along with Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey, signed a final agreement on grain exports through the Black Sea. In order to solve the global food shortage, the government has decided to set up a safe route for opening the way to export grain and fertilizer from Ukraine andRussia.  However, the international community has been criticizing Russia for bombing missiles at the infrastructure of Odessa, which was one of the grain export ports that were supposed to guarantee safe routes.The attack was committed just after a day since the agreement was reached in Istanbul.  Rousseff Borrell, a senior foreign and security policy representative in charge of EU foreign policy, said "The EU condemns Russian missile strikes on the port of Odessa." "Once again, it shows Russia's complete disregard for international law and commitment."British Foreign Minister Liz Truss stressed that Russian attack is proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin could not be trusted.  Turkish Defense Minister HulushiAkar, who served as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine with the United Nations, also told the state-run Anadolu news agency that "This incident really worries us."  However, despite such concerns from the international community, concerns are growing over the possibility that the grain export agreement itself may fail.
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    2022-08-02
  • Trump "only announcement left to run for president"...A 2024 return match with Biden?
        Former U.S. President Donald Trump said he has decided to run for president in 2024 and is considering whether to announce his candidacy before or after the upcomingmidterm election in November. There have been reports thatTrump is willing to run for the next presidential election, but the possibility has increased further as he himself revealed it in an interview.   "I am very confident that I will win if I decide to run" Trump said in an online edition of New York Magazine published on the 14th, adding, "I think I have already made a decision." There is nothing more to consider."   Trump expressed his thoughts on the next presidential election by saying, "My big decision is to make it before or afterthe midterm election." He responded to an interview by phone in Alaska, where he visited for the campaign on the 9th.   Trump said it would be advantageous for Republican presidential hopefuls to give up running if he announceshis candidacy early. "If Ideclare to run, many others will not even be able to run," Trump said. "If they run, there will be a backlash. People want me to run.”  For now, Trump is leading various polls among Republican presidential candidates. According to Real Clear Politics poll average, Trump's approval rating is 53%, more than double that of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (20.5%). Trump has been discussing with his aides how to announce his candidacy this summer, the Washington Post said. Citing multiple sources, WP saidTrump is considering announcing his candidacy in September. Another source said it is 70 percent likely to declare before the November midterm elections.   On the other hand, some close aides are advisingTrump that he does not need to rush to announce his candidacy as he still has great influence in the Republican Party.  IfTrump announces his presidential bid, there is a possibility that he will face President Joe Biden again. President Biden and the Democratic camp still maintain their position thatBiden will seek re-election.    Trump plans to give a public speech in Washington, DC for the first time since his retirement.    
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    2022-07-22
  • "Spreading fake news, you'll be caught." Criticizing war in Russia leads to "Seven years in prison."
      A district delegate in Moscow, Russia, was sentenced to seven years in prison for criticizing the invasion of Ukraine.  According to the TASS News Agency on the 10th, the Moscow District Court sentenced Alexei Gorinov (60)for spreading false information about the Russian military and undermining the military's trust.  In April, Gorinov was arrested for saying that Russia "must pay silent tribute to the victims" or "act against the neighboring sovereign state" over its invasion of Ukraine.   The charges were 'criticism of special operations' and 'production of fake news'. Russia claims that they are carrying out a "special military operation" rather than invading Ukraine.    Currently, the Russian government is naming the invasion of Ukraine a "special military operation." Since the war began, the government has revised the law to allow anyone who spreads fake newsto face up to 15 years in prison. The act of mass-producing fake news includes opposing the war or criticizing the government.   Gorinov became the first personsentenced to prison under the revised law. But he is not the only one accused of producing fake news after criticizing the invasion of Ukraine.  Opposition politician Ilya Yasin was arrested by police in March after publicly opposing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying on his Twitter account, "Russians and Ukrainians should not be killed each other."    Police have also arrested an employee of the broadcasting station who broke into the evening news of Russian state-run broadcaster and opposed the Ukraine's war.  Political commentator Tatiana Stanovaya said authorities were warning opponents.   "The use of the term ‘war’ has become an annoyance to the authorities," he said. "It would be considered an act of terrorism and a long prison term for a political figure like Gorinov to make such a statement."
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    2022-07-15
  • Abe shooter, upset over mother’s donations to religious group...Estimation of sole crime
    Yamagami Tetsuya, a suspect who shot and killed former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was reported to have said, "I killed Abe because I thought he was related to a religious group my mother was into."  Local media reported on 9th that Yamagami made a statement to the effect that "my mother fell into religious groups and made a lot of donations, which ruined family life."  Citing the name of a particular religious group, the Asahi Shimbun said, "I had a grudge," adding, "I tried to aim the religious group leader, but it was difficult, and I thought Abe had something to do with it."  As a result, analysts say that he acted alone for personal reasons, not as a surety criminal targeting former Prime Minister Abe, who is politically right-wing.  The Mainichi Shimbun also reported that the suspect stated to the effect that "He intended to target this official" citing the name of a certain religious group official, but the religious group official was not at the scene of the incident.  In particular, it is reported that he arrived at the crime scene by train finding out the schedule of campaigning for the upper house election through LDP’s website.  In addition, police seized a black-taped homemade gun at the scene of the crime and seized severalguns and gunpowder in a raid athis home.  The suspect was reported to have told police that he had bought parts on the Internet and made his own handgun.  Abe was taken to hospitalafter Yamagami was shot seven to eight meters away during a street campaign rally in Nara, and died of excessive bleeding at 5:03 p.m on 8th.
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    2022-07-15
  • WP, “Ukraine and Russia could face a long-term without
      The Washington Post reported that Ukraine and Russia are expected to continue the long confrontation without an end of war, just like the situation on the Korean Peninsula.  The WP said in an expert analysis on the 17th (local time) that Western countries, including the United States, are preparing for a prolonged war in Ukraine.  The media explained, "Since South and North Korea signed a ceasefire agreement in 1953, the war has not been officially concluded so far, and the level of conflict sometimes rises at the inter-Korean border where heavy armed soldiers are deployed."  "If the confrontation between the current occupied area of Russia and the rest of the Ukrainian military control area is prolonged, there is a possibility that a structure similar to the inter-Korean confrontation on the Korean Peninsula will be formed between the two regions," he analyzed.  WP said it may be best for Ukraine's military to withstand a deadlock that does not actually fall behind the Russian military in terms of size and power. "It is not easy for Ukraine to defeat the Russian military in the eastern Donbas region where the recent fierce battle took place."  Mark Millie, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently analyzed, "Even if Russia suffers from instability in its command system, falling morale, and military problems, the situation in eastern Ukraine is more inclined toward Russia."  Russia is gradually expanding its occupation area by destroying major Ukrainian bases with long-range missiles after failing to occupy Kiiu in the early stages of the war and changing its goal to "targeting Donbas."   As a result, the West seems to be preparing for a prolonged war by constantly sending aid supplies to prevent Ukraine from losing. Regarding this, WP analyzed that Ukraine's victory is a long way off, but it is an effort to prevent the worst possible outcome if Ukraine loses.  Chicago International Affairs Committee Chairman Ivor Dalder, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, told WP, "What is given to the U.S. in a deadlock is only a cool option. It is to support Ukraine to continue to bleed, or to cut off support and endure Russia’s victory'. But cutting off support is like throwing Ukraine into a pack of wolves."  The WP said the U.S. has no choice but to continue to provide support to Ukraine despite side effects such as a global economic recession and food crisis to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from crossing Ukraine and neighboring NATO members.
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    2022-06-27
  • Korean wave in India
        The globalization of the Korean Wave, which began in the 21st centuryin earnest, is expanding its scope beyond Asia to the world. Beyond the traditionally competitive Asian market, it is gaining popularity in North America and Europe. It is natural to see BTS appears on theelectronic display at Times Square, New York and diplomats talk about the ‘squid game’ for ice breaking.    Although the Korean Wave is spreading in various countries, India has recently seen a dramatic increase in its interest. In India, the COVID-19 pandemic rather served as a catalyst for the spread of the Korean Wave.This is because the number of Netflix subscribers increased rapidly, as Indians' external activities became difficult. In fact, India was particularly far from the Korean Wave, even though it’s Asian country. This is because India had a strong cultural industry called Bollywood. However, Korea has become competitive over the past few years by investing heavily in Netflix contents, and it has gained popularity as Indians demand a variety of works other than Bollywood.    Korean contents that ranked in the top 10 on Indian Netflix includes drama ‘start-up’, ‘crash landing on you’, ‘Kingdom’, and ‘The King’. The show 'Hometown Cha-cha-cha' remained in the top 10 for weeks, and the ‘squid game’ topped Indian Netflix for the first time as Korean content, beating popular Indian drama ‘Kota Factory’ and movie ‘Thalaivii’.   Although somewhat insignificant in the past, Northeastern India has been the place whereKorean wave is traditionally popular. This is because people in this area are of Mongolian descent, which is very similar to Koreans in appearance.On top of that, Asian emotions and sophisticated urban life in Korean media have become objects of admiration for young people. In fact, theKorean Cultural Center in India holds K-POP concerts every year, and most of the participants are from the northeast.   However, the Korean Wave is spreading not only in the northeast, but also in the south. Photos of BTS are also on sale in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, in southern India. It is competitively traded at about 200 won per sheet.It seems that access to the Korean Wave has expanded through YouTube and Social Network Services. In fact, there is an online fan club called 'BTS Tamilnadu A.R.M.Y.' on Twitter.    Therefore, online media such as Netflix, Twitter, and YouTube seem to have played a big role in the current spread of the Korean Wave in India. Currently, there are about 5 million Netflix subscribers in India, which is not a large number considering 1.3 billion people in India. However, this situation can be evaluated as having the potential to spread the Korean Wave exponentially in India as Netflix grows. Thanks to these changes, the Korean Wave is currently spreading throughout India, and this trend is expected to continue.   Reference: https://dream.kotra.or.kr/kotranews/cms/news/actionKotraBoardDetail.do?SITE_NO=3&MENU_ID=180&CONTENTS_NO=1&bbsGbn=243&bbsSn=243&pNttSn=191255    
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  • 대한민국 국가대표팀, 종이비행기 올림픽에서 금메달 수상
      2022년 5월 27일 (뉴스와이어) -- 대한민국 종이비행기 국가대표팀 위플레이 소속 이승훈 선수가 5월 14일 ‘2022년 종이비행기 세계 대회 Red Bull Paper Wings’의 곡예비행 부문에서 대회 역대 최고 점수로 우승을 차지했다. “곡예비행 부문의 수준을 다른 차원으로 끌어올렸다”는 평을 받은 이승훈 선수 공연은 세계적인 마술사 니키(본명 양희준)와의 컬래버레이션 덕분에 탄생할 수 있었다. 이승훈 선수는 “세계 대회 예선전부터 만점자가 세 명이나 나와서 역대 대회 가운데 우승 경쟁이 가장 치열한 해라는 걸 느꼈다”며 “대회 역대 최고 점수로 우승을 차지하는 데는 대회 한 달 전부터 공연 기획을 함께하고, 퍼포먼스 코치로 오스트리아 현지까지 동행한 마술사 니키의 도움이 신의 한 수였다”고 우승 소감을 밝혔다.위플레이는 곡예비행 공연 전체 영상 및 국내 트레이닝부터 세계 대회 현장 소식까지 담은 영상을 유튜브 채널 ‘NICKY 니키’와 위플레이(weplaykor) 채널에 독점 공개할 계획이다.◇대회 소개 에너지 드링크 회사 레드불이 주최하는 공식 종이비행기 세계 대회 Red Bull Paper Wings는 2006년에 1회 대회가 개최됐으며, 올해 6회를 맞았다. ‘종이비행기 올림픽’으로 불리는 이 대회는 3~4년 주기로 개최되며 종목은 곡예비행, 멀리 날리기, 오래 날리기 3가지다.A4 용지 한 장으로 세계 최고의 종이비행기 파일럿을 가리는 이 대회에는 전 세계 62개국에서 6만1000여명이 참가했으며, 이들 가운데 각 종목에서 국가대표로 선발된 116명의 파일럿이 오스트리아 잘츠부르크에서 열리는 세계 대회에 출전했다.◇대회 특징‘종이비행기’라고 하면 흔히 어린 시절 날리던 놀이가 떠오르지만, 종이비행기 세계 대회는 과학과 스포츠의 집약체다. 선수가 직접 현장에서 종이비행기를 접어야 하기 때문에 항공역학에 대한 깊이 있는 이해가 필수이며, 종이비행기가 날아가는 경로를 보고 미세하게 조종 면을 튜닝하는 공학 기술도 중요하다. 또 5g 밖에 나가지 않는 종이비행기를 60m 이상 날리기 위해서 체중을 증량하고, 투창 던지기 기술까지 훈련하는 선수들도 있다.△곡예비행 종목(Aerobatics)곡예비행 종목은 곡예비행 성능과 함께 창의성(파일럿, 비행기, 공연)과 관객의 현장 호응까지 점수에 포함되기 때문에 비행 기술에 기반을 둔 완벽한 한 편의 공연을 펼쳐야 한다. 예선에서는 30초의 시간이 주어지며, 결승에서는 60초의 시간이 주어진다. 피겨스케이팅으로 치면 주어진 시간 동안 연기를 펼치는 프리스케이팅과 같은 종목이라고 보면 된다.곡예비행 성능, 공연의 창의성, 과학과 공학 원리의 활용을 공정하게 평가하기 위해 해당 분야의 세계 최고 전문가가 한자리에 모인다. △곡예비행 종목 심사 위원 목록1. 다리오 코스타(Dario Costa): 2021년 2.4㎞의 터널을 평균 시속 245㎞로 통과하며 기네스북 기록을 세운 세계 최정상의 스턴트 파일럿2. 아나 가서(Anna Gasser): 동계올림픽 스노보드 빅 에어 종목에서 금메달을 2회 수상한 오스트리아 스노보드 선수3. 세나드 그로식(Senad Grosic): BMX 자전거 곡예 레전드 선수4. 제니퍼 리만(Jennifer Leman): 과학 기자이자, 미국의 과학 및 기술 잡지 파퓰러 메카닉스(Popular Mechanics)의 뉴스 편집자 이승훈 선수는 세계 대회 한 달 전부터 세계적인 마술사 니키와 함께 특별 훈련 기간을 마련했다. 니키는 “세계적인 규모의 경연 대회에서 다른 종목의 공연과 마술을 접목해 우승을 차지한 건 세계적으로 처음 있는 일”이라며 “종이비행기 곡예비행 종목이기 때문에 무엇이 과학을 이용한 비행이고, 무엇이 마술인지 구분이 되지 않을 정도로 정교하게 공연을 연출하는 것이 관건이었다”고 대회 준비 전략을 밝혔다.현장 관객의 호응을 유도하기 위한 대한민국 국가대표팀의 전략도 빛을 발했다. 전 세계적으로 신드롬을 일으킨 드라마 ‘오징어게임’의 의상을 입고 대한민국 팀이 등장하자 선수단뿐만 아니라 전 세계 각지 미디어팀까지 알아보고 사진과 영상을 찍기 위해 몰려들었다. 이승훈 선수의 뛰어난 비행 기술, 마술사 니키의 퍼포먼스 코칭, 대한민국 국가대표팀의 호응 유도 전략, 세계 대회에 함께한 탐방단의 응원까지 하나가 돼 만들어 낸 진정한 ‘팀의 우승’이었다.이날 마지막까지 우승 경쟁을 펼친 태국의 셍 팻 베(Seng Fatt Beh) 선수는 공중 팽이인 디아볼로(Diabolo) 묘기를 선보이면서 종이비행기를 날리는 퍼포먼스를 펼쳐 관객과 심사위원 주목을 받았다.대한민국의 이승훈 선수는 중력을 거스르는 마술과 같은 종이비행기, 3대의 부메랑 종이비행기를 동시에 날리고 받는 편대 비행, 회오리처럼 회전하는 스크루 종이비행기 등 곡예비행 종목 본연의 취지를 살리면서도 마법 같은 연출을 가미한 공연을 선보였다. 대회에 참가한 선수들도 “이건 마법 같은 비행이다. 곡예비행 종목의 개념을 다른 차원으로 끌어올렸다”며 놀라움을 감추지 못했다.심사위원들은 이승훈 선수에게 전원 10점 만점 이상의 점수를 부여(11점, 11점, 12점, 12점)했으며, 이승훈 선수는 총 46점으로 대회 역대 최고 점수를 기록하며 금메달의 영광을 차지했다. [곡예비행 종목 수상자]1. 금메달: 이승훈(Seunghoon Lee), 대한민국, 46점2. 은메달: 셍 팻 베(Seng Fatt Beh), 태국, 42점3. 동메달: 타이가 키무라(Taiga Kimura), 일본, 41점△멀리 날리기 종목(Distance)멀리 날리기 종목에서는 61.11m의 압도적 기록으로 세르비아의 라자르 크리스티치 선수가 우승을 차지했다. 2019년 5회 대회에서 52.28m의 기록으로 2위를 차지한 그는 3년 동안 종이비행기 디자인을 정교하게 다듬고, 특유의 투창 던지기 기술을 훈련하고, 투력을 늘리기 위해 10㎏을 증량하기까지 했다. [멀리 날리기 종목 수상자]1. 금메달: 라자르 크르스티치(Lazar Krstić), 세르비아, 61.11m 2. 은메달: 이청선(Yicheng Sun), 영국, 57.07m 3. 동메달: 압둘아지즈 오모닐라예프(Abduaziz Omonillaev), 우즈베키스탄, 54.82m 7위: 김영준(Yeongjun Kim), 대한민국, 49.54m △오래 날리기(Airtime) 종목 오래 날리기 종목에서는 10년 만의 재도전 끝에 14.86초의 기록으로 파키스탄의 라마 무함마드 우스만 사이드 선수가 우승을 차지했다.사이드 선수는 “나는 2012년에 이곳에 있었다. 하지만 나는 준비가 돼 있지 않았고 시상대에 오르지 못했다”며 “그때부터 나는 종이비행기에 진지하게 관심을 가지게 됐고 열심히 훈련했다. 그리고 마침내 내가 하고 싶었던 일을 이뤄냈다”는 우승 소감을 밝혔다. 그는 전날 열린 예선전에서 16.39초의 기록으로 대회 역대 최고 기록을 세워 주목받기도 했다. [오래 날리기 종목 수상자]1. 금메달 : 라마 무함마드 우스만 사이드 (Rana Muhammad Usman Saeed), 파키스탄, 14.86초2. 은메달 : 에스테반 니라(Esteban Neira), 칠레, 12.99초3. 동메달 : 디미트리 디미트레프(Dimitri Dimitrev), 몰도바, 12.29초20위 : 이정욱(Junguk Lee), 대한민국, 7.80초◇대한민국의 종이비행기 현황 대한민국은 자타공인 ‘종이비행기 초강국’이다. 2016년에는 이정욱 선수가 1분 동안 12개의 수박에 종이비행기를 꽂아 ‘종이비행기로 타깃 맞히기 종목’에서 기네스북 세계 기록을 수립했다.올해 4월 16일에는 대한민국의 신무준, 김규태, 말레이시아의 치이지안(chee yie jian)이 한 팀을 이룬 ‘신김치’ 팀이 77.134m의 기록으로 10년 만에 멀리 날리기 기네스북 세계 기록을 경신했다. 이전 기네스북 세계 기록은 2012년 미국의 존 콜린스(John Collins), 조 아윱(Joe Ayoob) 팀이 달성한 69.14m였다.연이은 세계 기록 수립, 세계 대회 우승은 대한민국의 종이비행기 문화 덕분이다. 종이비행기 국가대표팀 위플레이(WePlay)는 무림페이퍼와 함께 2017년부터 매년 코리안컵 종이비행기 대회를 주최하고 있으며 사천에어쇼의 공식 홍보대사, 종이문화재단 산하 세계종이비행기협회 임원으로 활동하고 있다. ◇종이비행기 국가대표팀 ‘위플레이’김영준, 이승훈, 이정욱 선수는 2015년 종이비행기 세계 대회에 다녀온 뒤 종이비행기를 비롯해 다양한 이색 스포츠로 세상을 즐겁게 만들고 싶다는 결심을 하게 됐다. 이들은 ‘이색 스포츠 마케터’라는 새 직업을 만들고 위플레이 법인을 설립해 전국 각지에서 △종이비행기 대회 주최 △종이비행기 공연 △과학 특강 △진로 특강 △교구 개발을 하는 등 이색 스포츠 문화 활성화에 온 힘을 쏟고 있다.위플레이 이정욱 대표는 “성인이 돼서도 이렇게 순수하게 무언가를 좋아하고, 연구하고, 도전할 수 있다는 건 삶에서 큰 축복이다. 다른 나라 선수가 실수했을 때 함께 안타까워하고, 다른 나라 선수가 멋진 공연을 펼쳤을 때 자기 일처럼 환호하는 모습을 보며 전 세계가 하나가 되는 스포츠 축제의 장이라는 걸 느꼈다”며 “현재 우리나라의 주니어 파일럿들은 세계 최정상급 실력을 갖추고 있다. 다음 세계 대회에서도 우리나라 선수들이 가장 높은 곳에서 태극기를 휘날릴 수 있을 것이라 확신한다”고 세계 대회 마무리 소감을 밝혔다.
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