Danes OK to extradite woman in South Korea investigation

The Japan Times

COPENHAGEN – The daughter of the former confidante of South Korea's ousted president can be extradited from Denmark for prosecution there, a top Danish prosecutor said Friday. Mohammad Ahsa said Chung Yoo-ra is wanted as part of a corruption investigation at home, and the extradition request has been reviewed thoroughly and all conditions have been met. Ahsa added that Chung, 20, who was arrested in Aalborg, northern Denmark, on Jan. 1 on an international warrant, has three days to decide whether she will bring the decision before the Danish courts. Peter Martin Blinkenberg, her lawyer, said he informed Denmark's top prosecutor that they would appeal the decision and test it before Danish courts. "We believe this is highly political and we have a fear that they want her to be able to press the mother," Blinkenberg said.


Discovered! A Very High-Tech Way To Get Elderly People To Exercise

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Jon Ram Bruun-Pedersen of the Multisensory Experience Lab in the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University Copenhagen said "All too often the elderly end up sitting and looking at a wall or staring passively into a television. As a rule they're usually not particularly motivated to exercise, partly because getting moving again after a long period of inactivity can cause pain, and partly because it's not particularly interesting to sit and look at a wall while you bike," he said. In Bruun-Pedersen's study, large TV screens were set up in front of the exercise bikes in the nursing home's activity room. While they biked, the 21 seniors rode through various virtual landscapes on the TV screen. The bikes were linked with the screens so that the speed the subjects biked with reflected their speed through the landscape.


Imam in Denmark Gets Suspended Sentence for Anti-Gay Remarks

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The city court in Viborg, 260 kilometers (160 miles) northwest of Copenhagen, said Thursday that Mohamad Jammal had violated Denmark's penal code in newspaper interviews in June 2016 following the attack at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub, where 49 people were shot dead. Many Muslims consider homosexuality to be sinful.


Google Maps will help you park in 25 more cities

Engadget

Back in January, Google rolled out a "parking difficulty" icon in Maps which, as its name suggests, explains how hard it will be to find a spot for your vehicle. While useful, it was only available in 25 US cities, including New York and San Francisco. Today, it's being expanded to a further 25 locations around the globe: Alicante, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Toronto, Valencia and Vancouver. Just pop in your destination and you'll see a limited, medium or easy symbol near the bottom of the screen, next to the estimated journey time. The ratings are based on "historical parking data," according to Google, and a smidge of "machine learning magic."


Lufthansa and IBM team up for AI-powered ad campaign - Digital Intelligence daily digital marketing research

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As part of Lufthansa's ongoing global #SayYesToTheWorld brand campaign, it has become the first airline to launch a Watson Ads campaign, joining other brands such as Lego, Behr Paint, State Farm, Best Western, and TruGreen Lufthansa's AI-powered ad helps consumers plan their next international adventure in Europe, showcasing a specific location and helping a consumer explore the city by providing local travel facts, and tailored image galleries or videos. The campaign, which will run from 10/1 - 11/25, will help Lufthansa to discover new insights about consumers and their travel planning needs, which can inform future marketing efforts. The AI-powered ad is available to US consumers on weather.com, Featured cities include: Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Florence, Frankfurt, Krakow, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Stockholm. The campaign focuses on exploring a world of new possibilities and saying yes to the unknown.