After several months of back and forth, there are indications that Germany might approve the transfer of Leopard-2 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) to Ukraine. Consequentially, Berlin supplied the IRIS-T air defense systems to Kyiv while sitting on the demand for Leopard-2 tanks. If that happens, it will be the first instance of Ukraine receiving advanced Main Battle Tanks from a western country. Hostile Tanks Have Surrounded RussiaWith Leopard-2 tanks finally making it to Ukraine, Russia will be surrounded by the western Main Battle Tanks in its neighborhood. However, in a stark turn of events, some sources claim that the US is almost insisting Germany hand over Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine.
Unfortunately, KPOP’s fictional groups haven’t yet reached the same success. The team behind them utilized photo collages (where multiple posts create one large picture on an account’s feed), a technique that real groups often employ. For many of today’s most recognizable K-pop acts, social media is a central element of brand. I have no doubt that these profiles reached K-pop circles and K-pop fans — but they didn’t find a footing there. It may appear that social media has transformed the concept of stardom since the days of the Jonas Brothers and Twitcams.1 month ago NewDayPost -
Seoul, South KoreaCNN—The season of baby fairs is here once again in South Korea. South Korea recently broke its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate. During a visit to a nursery in September, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol admitted that more than $200 billion has been spent trying to boost the population over the past 16 years. While having a baby is very much expected of married couples in South Korea, society still frowns on single parents. In South Korea, the job does not end when the office closes for the day.2 months ago NewDayPost -
KPOP has announced that it will play its final Broadway performance December 11. It will be a special event featuring a panel discussion that will celebrate and reflect on AAPI representation on the Broadway stage. Bringing the music and world of K-pop and Korean culture to Broadway, KPOP follows fictional K-pop music superstars (solo artist MwE, girl group RTMIS, and boy band F8) as they risk everything for a one-night-only concert while facing personal struggles that threaten their careers. Luna, Min, BoHyung, and Woo all arrive on the Broadway stage with career experience as K-pop musicians. Cherie B. Tay serves as production stage manager, and casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.1 month ago NewDayPost -
Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa released the names of the eight people who will join him on a trip to the moon on a SpaceX spaceship next year. While the dearMoon crew will not step foot on the moon, the members will orbit around the moon before returning back to earth. “My soul is begging for this.”Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa released on Friday the names of eight people who will join him on a trip to the moon on a SpaceX spaceship next year. Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa released on Friday the names of eight people who will join him on a trip to the moon on a SpaceX spaceship next year. “I love the moon,” Maezawa told ABC News in 2018.1 month ago NewDayPost -
After launching on a Falcon 9 rocket in August 2022, the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter slid into orbit around the Moon last month. Here is a photograph taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2009, shortly after it reached the Moon. A higher ISO setting makes for a brighter image, but increasing ISO comes with a cost. The top quarter of the image shows the base of a steep wall, and the remainder of the image shows the crater floor. This image does not show any direct evidence of water ice or other elements of interest to scientists and explorers.21 days ago NewDayPost