Monthly Archives: March 2010
William Henry Gates III better known as “Bill Gates” is the world’s richest man (at least for now) according to Fortune Magazine. Many people are fascinated about the man who’s accrued more wealth than anyone else for most of the years Fortune has compiled their list for the past 20 or so years. I’ll admit I also wonder what the richest person in the world thinks and wonder if what he says and thinks that may inspire me to do the same.
So, where can we find these profound thoughts? He wrote “The Road Ahead” in 1995. So, here’s the first chance beyond his emails and communication to his coworkers and friends that the public could read about what he was thinking. He followed up in 1999 with “Business @ the Speed of Thought. ” Of course Gates is profiled in the media quite often, but since that’s unpredictable when he’ll be quoted, there’s a few other ways to follow this very successful individual. Continue reading
Middle School Student Murder in Busan
Now that the body of the missing middle school girl, Lee, has been found in Busan, police are concentrating their full efforts on arresting the murder suspect.
Lee’s body was found around 9:30 pm on the 6th in a water tank on the roof of a one-story house only 50 meters from her house.
She was stripped naked and her clothes and shoes were placed in a plastic bag and hidden under lime powder and construction tiles in the tank. Continue reading
Accident Rate in Busan is the Highest among 7 Largest Korean Cities
Reports show that Busan has the highest rate of death by accidents of the 7 largest cities in the country and the economic loss from those deaths amounts to more than 1 trillion 11 billion won.
The results were revealed through a diagnosis of the safety of local communities and were presented by a team led by professor 배정이. The analysis, which is based on 2008, showed that accidents killed nearly 60 out of every 1 thousand people in Busan, compared to 45.5 in Seoul, 49.7 in Ulsan, 57.1 in Daegu, and 57.3 in Incheon. Continue reading
East Busan Tourism Complex Sites to be Sold
Sites at the DongBusan tourism complex will be will be divided and sold separatedly now that the project has been delayed for a short time due to a lack of investors. The Busan Metropolitan Corporation said that it is hard to more forward with the project because it has yet to draw in a massive resource of capital. The corporation said that it would find investors by slicing up the complex into individual units and facilities. The entertainment and beach zones will be divided into 185 square meters plots first and investors will be sought after until the 25th. This new tactic has increased the voices of concern about the project now that it is proceeding in a way without unity.
Busan to the North Pole: Discussions Start Continue reading
Plans to Enhance Gaming Industry in Busan
I haven’t caught on fully in terms of Tweets or Twitter, but it does seem quite interesting to see some of the most famous people including the richest man on the planet talking to me and you and you and you.
Yes, they’re talking to all of us via twitter. Not everyone’s jumped on, but these are the 10 most famous that I arbitrarily decided are tweeting today.
- Britney Spears @ http://twitter.com/britneyspears
- Supposedly, she has the 2nd most followers in the Twitter Universe currently, but the twitter account seems more like her management company than her
- Lady Gaga @ http://twitter.com/ladygaga
- 10th highest number of followers on Twitter
- Lil Wayne @ http://twitter.com/liltunechi
- while Lil Wayne doesn’t have the traffic now, he’s recently jumped on and if he continues to tweet, I predict he’ll be up there eventually (this story on billboard.com talks about how Lil Wayne jumped on the Twitter bandwagon)
- John Mayer @ http://twitter.com/johncmayer
- 6th most followed Twitter account
- Bill Gates @ http://twitter.com/billgates
- MSNBC, a division of his own company verifies that the real Bill Gates did join Twitter. The latest tweets seem quite real if you read them. Continue reading
Dredging up the Nakdong River
If the soil has to be used elsewhere, transportation costs would soar, putting the company in increased financial hardship. Continue reading
Today’s Samil Jul (삼일절), a national holiday here in Korea. So, the staff downstairs at KNN aren’t here to write some Busan specific news for all of you to read. So, I scoured the Internet for any “Busan” specific news stories. Not much was available today unfortunately.