2014/04/22

Nation faces mental breakdown after tragedy

Nation faces mental breakdown after tragedy


While the Sewol ferry tragedy is considered the nation’s worst marine disaster in years, the consequence is taking a mental toll on demotic crowds.

According to JoongAng Ilbo Monday, an increasing number of Koreans are becoming “traumatized” by the accident with symptoms of emotional dissipation and incessant crying.

The report cited several experts who worry that the aftermath on the nationwide populace is reaching a worrisome level.

Prof. Lee So-young from Soonchunhyang University Hospital pointed out a potential problem in writing condolatory messages for the victims of the tragedy.

She said while some schools obligate their students to write it, it could be problematic for those with past experience of being traumatized by similar accidents.

Prof. Han Deok-hyun from Chung Ang University advised parents not to expose their children or senile family members too long in front of television news covering the tragedy.

A psychologist, Noh Man-hui, said exposure to such media contents is especially more influential to those with anxiety disorder or panic disorder.  

Death toll hits 108 as divers pull more bodies from sunken ferry

Death toll hits 108 as divers pull more bodies from sunken ferry


Coast Guard, Navy and civilian divers recovered more than 40 bodies Monday from a sunken ferry off South Korea's southwest coast as they continued a desperate search for missing passengers.

The death toll from the capsized ferry Sewol rose to 104 as of 9:35 a.m., Tuesday, including three foreign victims, as divers focused their search on the third and fourth decks of the five-story vessel, where most of those unaccounted for are believed to have been trapped.

Hundreds of divers struggled to search inside ship for 198 people who remain missing after the 6,825-ton ferry Sewol capsized off the southwestern coast of Jindo on a foggy Wednesday morning.

Of the 476 people on board, only 174 passengers, including the ferry's captain and most of its crew, were rescued after the boat, en route from the western port city of Incheon to the southern resort island of Jeju, listed due to what is believed to have been a sharper than usual turn.




The dining hall on the third floor, in particular, has been cited as one of several areas where many of the passengers are expected to be found, along with lounges and shopping areas.

"So far, divers have set up a total of five guide lines.
Multiple rescue workers have been trying to enter inside the boat at the same time to speed up operations," said Ko Myeong-seok, a spokesman for the government task force handling the disaster, referring to lines that help workers move down to and inside the sunken vessel.

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2014/04/16

South Korean sunken ferry pictures


South Korean sunken ferry pictures.
please be survive .. Please our children.




The search and rescue efforts for the passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol resumed early Thursday with 287 people still unaccounted for. As the search continues, the authorities deployed 171 ships, 29 aircraft and scores of divers from 6 a.m. Thursday.

The rescuers are also considering injecting oxygen into the capsized ship to supply air to those who may be trapped inside.


Survivors still inside capsized ferry

Survivors still inside capsized ferry


Korean authorities on Thursday said they were investigating claims that there were still survivors stuck inside the sunken ferry Sewol.

A family member of one of 289 missing passengers who had been onboard the doomed ship said early Thursday that the school children were barricaded in the ship. “My husband said a civilian diver who participated in the rescue mission heard children shout ‘help’ inside the ship,” she said. “I also heard that divers rescued a survivor around 7:40 p.m.”




Others also reported the survival of some passengers from the Sewol, which sank off the coast of Jindo Island, South Jeolla Province.

A man supposedly at Paengmok port, where family members of the missing are gathered, said via Facebook that one of the missing people called his or her family and said four people were staying near an arcade inside Sewol. Late Wednesday, a text message from a student allegedly inside the ship was revealed. It said “I’m alive. Rescue me.”




The Coast Guard, however, said there was little possibility that the message was authentic, since the sender’s name was not on the list of passengers. Authorities said none of the claims have yet been confirmed, but added that they were investigating to verify each report.

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Search continues as death toll from ferry disaster rises to 9

Search continues as death toll from ferry disaster rises to 9


The search and rescue efforts for the passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol resumed early Thursday with 287 people still unaccounted for. As the search continues, the authorities deployed 171 ships, 29 aircraft and scores of divers from 6 a.m. Thursday.

The rescuers are also considering injecting oxygen into the capsized ship to supply air to those who may be trapped inside. Although rescuers worked through the night, little progress was made in locating the missing. As of 11:00 a.m., the death toll stood at nine, while the number of people rescued inched up to 179 from about 160 the day before.




Of the nine, five are students of Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, and two are teachers who were accompanying the students on their school trip to Jejudo Island. The eighth is 22-year-old Park Ji-young, a member of the ship’s crew. The recently identified man was found to be 28-year-old Kim Ki-woong. Of the 475 people on board, 329 were Danwon High School students and teachers.

The ferry, operated by Chonghaejin Marine Co., began to sink at about 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday about 20 kilometers off the coast of Jindo Island, South Jeolla Province. The ferry was heading to Jejudo Island from Incheon. The area where the ship sank is said to be rocky, and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries revealed that the ferry began to drift in an unexpected direction from 8:52 a.m.

Although a massive rescue mission involving the Armed Forces, Coast Guard and civilian vessels was launched almost immediately with the government setting up a central command, efforts have been hampered by strong currents and murky underwater conditions. Little is known about the cause of the accident, but survivors report that there was a loud noise before the ferry began to sink, fueling speculations that it may have hit a reef.

In addition, there are speculations that the Sewol may have deviated from the usual route in order to make up for lost time. Due to heavy fog in Incheon late Tuesday evening, the ferry’s departure was delayed.


2014/04/14

The shameless politics of Japan discovered by CBS

The shameless politics of Japan discovered by CBS


Yoshimatsu Ikumi, the winner of Japanese beauty pageant, criticized the absurd
remarks about the comfort women, through which she is condemned by Japanese
netizens.
Yoshimatsu Ikumi, the winner of ‘Miss International 2012’, appeared CBS radio
broadcast of the United States on March 29, and during exchange talks with Robin
Morgan, the feminist activist, she expressed her thoughts about the comfort women
for Japanese forces.

Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan
Feminist activist Robin Morgan. Broadcast Saturdays at 11am on WJFK 1580 AM
(CBS)





At that time, the MC, Morgan said, "The Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, that the
apology taken a couple of years about the comfort women during World War II
shall be withdrawn", and about this Yoshimatsu expressed her opinion, "As a
Japanese I feel ashamed of the speech of right-wingers and I'm sad as a women."






And, as the comments became known in Japan, some Japanese people spoke ill
of her, but some other people spoke good of her, the comments are to be split.
However, in China and Korea she could receive a big welcome.
The Japanese government should reflect on itself.
We do not hate Japanese people. However, the right-wing forces in Japan and the
putrid conservative Japanese politicians, who accept the lies like the truth and act,
are only ridiculous.


2014/04/13

Bernard Park, Kpop star3 Winner !!!

Bernard Park, Kpop star3 Winner !!!




Bernard Park, Kpop star3 Winner !!!
He`s gont to JYP Entertaintment.