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Malcolm Forbes, Ryan Anderson

Earlier this month, Australia canceled the visa of controversial self-styled “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc. Blanc espouses sexist views and advocates grabbing women around the neck and aggressively forcing their heads toward his crotch in an attempt to seduce them. He has been widely criticized and publicly rebuked for his misogynistic views, and campaigns to bar him from entering Japan and the UK are gaining momentum. Blanc’s website tells would-be followers that he can help “make girls beg to sleep with you after short-circuiting their emotional and logical mind into a million reasons why they should.”
A “pick-up artist” is a person who practices finding, attracting, and seducing sexual partners, and often promotes his skills in workshops for audiences of young heterosexual men. Some of these individuals suggest, as Blanc does, that they use techniques that subvert a target’s autonomy.



Simon Kuper



まずはいろいろ、選手の言うことを全部聞いてみる。重要なのは Want と Need。1人1人の考えをしっかりと整理する。Need を優先する。Want もできる限り実現できるようにする。相手のすべてを受け入れてから、解決策を考える。

Andrew Murray



We regularly hear of the term “the good old days” of playing football on the streets or wherever the ball might lead them. The freedom to play is endless then. It has become much more of a scarcity nowadays.
Fewer spaces are allowed or are readily available to play. Grass fields are now parks. Void decks have the “No Football” sign; roads are a no-no with vehicles passing by making it a death wish for those senseless enough to want to play football.
That doesn’t mean street football is dead though, or that kids these days can’t drop their books and seek out their mates for a pick-up game of football. Even with televisions and video game consoles, you’ll still find young lads in schools, community centres and housing estates channeling their footballing heroes as they chase a dream and play the sport they love.

Edie Raether

A handmade card means much more than an expensive gift. Despite sounding like a cliché, it really is the thought that counts!

Gary Lineker

garylinekerFootball is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.

We are in the entertainment business and we all know if you are top of the tree you get the big money. Those of us who have been in it are the fortunate ones but we understand that we probably don’t deserve it as much as the nurses or teachers.


CotedIvoire2CotedIvoireCôte d’Ivoire vs Japan
14/6 19:00 (15/6 7:00 JST)

カラバッシュ (アフリカ/コートジボアール料理)

Greece2GreeceJapan vs Greece
19/6 19:00 (20/6 7:00 JST)

スピローズ (ギリシャ料理)

Colombia2ColombiaJapan vs Colombia
24/6 16:00 (25/6 4:00 JST)

プント プンタ (コロンビア料理)


Equipado com asas feitas de fibra de carbono, o suíço Yves Rossy participou da comemoração pela inclusão do monte Fuji na lista de patrimônios mundiais da humanidade.

Matthew Walter, Ira Iosebashvili

USD-JPYInvestors trading the Japanese yen on Tuesday got a bad case of whiplash, after a series of statements from top policy makers first appeared to tacitly approve, then criticize, Japan’s quest for a cheaper currency.
The result was a drop in the yen to near a 3 year low in early morning trading in New York, followed by a jump of almost 1% in just under 2 minutes a few hours later.
The conflicting statements came at a tense time in currency markets. Japan and other developed countries have been pouring money into their financial system, pushing down their currencies in the hopes of spurring their economies. Though they have been successful so far, many traders have been anticipating backlash from leaders of other countries that get hurt as their own currencies rise.

David Ovalle

Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era of the ’70s and ’80s, was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday.
“It’s surprising to all of us that she had not been killed sooner because she made a lot of enemies,” former Miami homicide detective Nelson Andreu, who investigated her, said late Monday. “When you kill so many and hurt so many people like she did, it’s only a matter of time before they find you and try to even the score.”
“This is classic live-by-the-sword, die-by-the-sword,” a filmmaker Billy Corben said. “Or in this case, live-by-the-motorcycle-assassin, die-by-the-motorcycle assassin.”

The Economist

The Securities and Exchange Commission (security-based swaps) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the rest), face a huge task. The CFTC alone has proposed more than 1,000 pages of rules, with lots more required by a July deadline. On top of this they have to draw up “conforming” amendments in areas where existing rules have to be reworked. No wonder JPMorgan has 350 people trying to get their heads round Title VII.
The regulators get high marks for seeking input. Unusually, they requested comments before they had even proposed any rules (they have received nearly 5,000). …
Dealers are still miffed about some of the regulators’ proposed rules. As some interpret it, one would impose on them a fiduciary duty towards pension funds and municipalities. …
Banks argue that some rules designed to boost transparency will instead sap liquidity. …
End-users fret about possibly having to start stumping up initial margin on OTC trades despite assurances from the CFTC’s chairman that genuine hedgers will remain exempt. Either way, they can expect dealers to pass on costs as their own capital requirements rise.