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    Unification Minister says concrete results must be achieved in inter-Korean railway project
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    Unification Minister says concrete results must be achieved in inter-Korean railway project

    January 16, 2020


    a lot of attention has been focused on a
    railway project between the two Koreas with president moon jaein highlighting
    it numerous times as a way to shore up inter-korean relations despite the
    stalled North Korea us denuclearization talks kind of forcing the project into a
    state of limbo the South Korean government and some local experts remain
    optimistic the progress will be made in 2020 Parque June with more South Korea
    plans to push this new year to advance a long delayed inter-korean railway
    project for a breakthrough in deadlock talks with North this year marks the
    20th anniversary of the two Koreas agreement to reconnect railway and roads
    we must fulfill that goal now a seminar organized by rail Hope was held in Seoul
    on Wednesday centering on the role the inter-korean railway project has in
    regards to peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula the unification Minister
    pointed to the project as the best way to establish a peace economy based on
    inter-korean economic cooperation Seoul and Pyongyang completed the Econoline in
    2006 but a 2-mile ila runs along the east coast of the Korean Peninsula is
    yet to be finished once complete trains departing from the south will be able to
    pass through north korea to reach destinations like Russia China and even
    Europe the deadlock in an a clean dialogue installed nuclear talks between
    Pyongyang and Washington have prevented further discussions in advancing new
    projects but it appears that all that is required is a little more patience
    because North Korea is seemingly very much interested it might seem as though
    there’s only bad news but based on the great amount of information I’ve
    accessed through China North Korea is very much interested in the inter-korean
    railway and roll’ projects and is willing to participate when the
    conditions are right why North is so interested in the railway project the
    immense economic benefits it can bring the railway connection project has
    enormous economic effects analysis show that it can bring South Korea benefits
    worth 1.4 billion u.s. dollars whereas North Korea would see benefits worth 14
    billion dollars the groundwork is slowly being made to
    realize the vision China and Russia submitted a resolution to the UN
    Security Council that includes reading the project from restrictions Chinese
    President Xi Jinping also expressed strong support for the railway project
    during a summit with president moon jae-in in Beijing last month the South
    Korean government also plans to do what it can under the current status quo and
    continue reaching out to the north so that this year can be different for
    inter-korean ties the completion of the line is expected to bring great benefits
    to the domestic economy it’s expected to re-energize the steelmaking
    petrochemical and tourism industries all the more reason to find a momentum to
    advance e projects PACA tonight on news

    Police Can Now Track Bullet Casings Like Fingerprints (HBO)
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    Police Can Now Track Bullet Casings Like Fingerprints (HBO)

    January 15, 2020


    2017 is only halfway over, and in the United States it’s been a bloody six months: there have already been
    more than 8,000 shooting deaths, and more than 16,000 gun-related injuries, according to the watchdog group
    Gun Violence Archive. In Chicago, the violence has been so intense that
    President Trump announced at the end of June that he’s sending in the feds— about 20 ATF agents armed with ballistics technology that can help solve gun crimes. It’s a tool that already seems to be working— in the places where police have the
    resources, and commitment, to embrace it. — 83-11, we have a pursuit. — Location? — Eastbound on California, towards Reading… — This vehicle is on the way to
    sell the informant heroin in her car. See ‘em? Got ‘em. When I came on, like, if you recovered a firearm, it was a big deal. When somebody got shot, it was a big deal. But now, like 25, 28 years later… — Mother fucker! — …it happens multiple times a night. — Hands down by your ass! — In 2015, gun crimes here reached a peak— 479 were committed that year. The number dipped in 2016, but already this year the force
    has seen gun crimes tick up again. — I don’t think I’ve seen a fistfight for years. I remember when I came on, people used to fight. Now, everybody just grabs a gun. — Go inside, girl! — Apart from fighting the gun problem on the ground, Cincinnati is also using a tool
    that’s less action and more CSI. It’s called the National Integrated Ballistics
    Information Network, known as NIBIN… — So once we hit the button, it tells us all the suspects that were involved in different crime scenes that the casing matches up to. — …a database of bullet casings run by
    the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. — This is the firing pin impression… — Every gun leaves unique
    identifying marks on a casing. — It’s kind-of the fingerprint of the gun. — That makes them key evidence, because NIBIN can link multiple casings,
    found at different crimes, to one gun— and sometimes one criminal. — All I know is I heard a “pop, pop, pop.” — Here’s how it works in Cincinnati: — Came around the bend right here,
    coming towards me. And he was loading the weapon back up. — CPD’s gang enforcement unit is called to respond to either a shooting or a “shots fired” scene. — We’ve got a shell casing here. — When they find a casing, whether someone was hurt or not, it’s treated like an important piece of evidence. — Any time you have someone who rides through
    a residential community shooting a firearm, the likelihood of them using that gun
    in some other capacity is extremely high, so that makes collecting these
    shell casings very valuable. — So what happens next? It goes back and gets entered into NIBIN…? — The officers are going to go
    ahead and tag the item. We’re gonna go ahead and put it
    into our property room… Yeah, actually I’m here to pick up a property. …and then our NIBIN specialist retrieves it tomorrow. — Everything is then brought to
    the NIBIN lab for processing. — So this is the casing that you guys saw last night. — There, casings are cleaned and entered
    into a system that creates 3D images. — We’re gonna find the area that
    we want the algorithm to analyze. — They’re sent to a “correlation center,” where they’re compared to casings
    found at other crime scenes for matches. — …we did get a NIBIN hit… — That data is sent back to the cops, and detectives will follow up on any potential “hits.” — That one firearm was linked to… one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight crimes. — After years of trial and error, Cincinnati’s NIBIN process is a model for others. Police departments come to them for training. — We had 426 people shot in Cincinnati last year. We didn’t have 426 individuals
    who each pulled the trigger once— we’ve got 40 to 50 that repeatedly pull the trigger, they shoot two, three, four individuals
    before we can finally put a case on them. — So how do you measure success with NIBIN? — Well. We know that NIBIN played a large role
    in our shooting reductions for last year. We were one of the few large Midwest urban cities that had a reduction in both homicides and total shootings. — Cincinnati’s NIBIN process is a success— but it’s been a challenge to implement there,
    and in police departments across the U.S. There are less than 180 machines nationwide. Machines cost as much as
    a quarter million dollars to buy. And using them correctly requires
    a mindset shift from cops, who tend to think of bullet casings
    as trash and the CSI stuff as boring. — It takes someone describing it
    to you and then seeing it. — Those are just some of the challenges ATF
    has faced as they try to widen the NIBIN network. — Do you think that ATF maybe made
    a mistake in not getting out there and telling police departments, “You need to do this quickly,
    this is the right way to do it?” — I think police departments, in general, are reactive. I think there was a time when a stop
    sign shooting occurred, shots fired, I don’t think the officers would have gotten out of
    their cars to pick up the cartridge cases to submit. But now, I think officers are
    actually responding to the scene. — But the federal government and ATF
    could do more to make this tool universal. As Neudigate points out, they’ve done it before with
    national fingerprint and DNA databases. That’s lacking for NIBIN. — There’s not a police department in the country that’s gonna say, “We wouldn’t
    submit those fingerprints into AFIS.” National practice. We get DNA at a crime scene, everybody’s going to submit that into CODIS. But we are not submitting that
    ballistic trace evidence into NIBIN. At some point, it’s got to be standardized practice.

    Metro-North pushes monthly riders to buy tickets on app instead of website
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    Metro-North pushes monthly riders to buy tickets on app instead of website

    January 14, 2020


    DEVELOPING STORY BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE TO CATCH THE TRAIN LISTEN UP. HOW YOU BUY YOUR TICKET MIGHT BE CHANGING AFTER TODAY. IT’S A MOVE BY METRO-NORTH TO GET FOLKS OFF THEIR WEBSITE.. AND ONTO THEIR APP. NEWS 8’S STEPHANIE SIMONI IS LIVE AT UNION STATION TO EXPLAIN. STEPHANIE, GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING KEITH AND LAURA. ((TRAINS SCHEDULE)) I WANT TO EMPHASIZE AT THIS POINT IT ONLY IMPACTS MONTHLY TICKET BUYERS… AFTER TODAY, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO BUY MONTHLY WEBTICKETS ON METRO-NORTH. IT’S ALL BECAUSE THEY’RE TRYING TO GET RIDERS USING THEIR FREE MOBILE APP MTA E-TIX. THEY JUST LAUNCHED THE APP BACK IN AUGUST, IT ALLOWS YOU TO BUY THEM RIGHT ON YOUR SMARTPHONE. YOU CAN BUY A ONE-WAY, ROUND TRIP, 10 PACK, AND MONTHLY. THEN YOU JUST SHOW IT ON YOUR PHONE ONCE YOU GET ON THE TRAIN. OF COURSE THIS MEANS YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR PHONE CHARGED…. IF ALL OF THIS IS TOO HIGH-TECH FOR YOU…OR IF YOU LIKE USING THESE MACHINES. YOU CAN STILL BUY THEM HERE. LIVE AT UNION STATION STEPHANIE SIMONI NEWS 8. STEPHANIE, I KNOW THIS ONLY IMPACTS MONTHLY TICKETS. BUT HOW LONG WILL EVERYONE ELSE STILL BE ABLE TO BUY THEIR TICKETS ON THE WEBSITE? LAURA, ALL OTHER TICKETS WILL STOP BEING SOLD ON THE WEBSITE ON NOVEMBER 30TH.. SO IF YOU LIKE AVOIDING THESE TICKET STATIONS, YOU MAY AS WELL START USING THE APP NOW TO GET USED TO IT. LAURA BACK TO YOU.

    Hobbyists in Zagreb build largest model railway in south-east Europe
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    Hobbyists in Zagreb build largest model railway in south-east Europe

    January 13, 2020


    “This model has around 75 square metres, in its current state, over a kilometre of railway tracks, about 300 railway switches… There is the road we are currently working on, there will be about 200-300 metres of road as well, a couple of thousand figurines, hundreds of small buildings and trees.” “We have got wireless powering of road vehicles, truck and buses, and personal vehicles. So they can drive around all day long, they have no batteries in them and there is no limit as to how long they can operate. That is something we made from scratch.”