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2010年01月03日 03時04分24秒 | Weblog
Call for anonymous CVs to stop job interview sexism and racism
Government's ethnic minority taskforce due to report in new year on research that uncovered widespread discrimination

Rachel Williams and Stephen Bates
guardian.co.uk, Friday 1 January 2010


But the results, published earlier this year, showed that applicants who appeared to be white had to send nine applications before receiving an invitation to interview or an encouraging telephone call while candidates with the "foreign" sounding names had to send 16 applications before receiving a similar response.



 イギリス
 外国人風の名前だと履歴書の段階で落とされる、と。性差別、年齢差別や人種差別をなくすために、履歴書などに年齢、性別、人種、家族の有無などを推測させるものを記入することを禁止してはどうか?と。

 ただ、その後面接があるわけで、そうしたら、大体わかってしまうんじゃないかなああ?



Brian Moore: the abuse and abandonment that shaped rugby's Pit Bull
Built like a small tank, his shaven head marked by battle scars and his left ear crumpled, Brian Moore is a satisfying stereotype of the hard man of rugby with whom you do not mess.

Elizabeth Grice
Published: 9:37AM GMT 02 Jan 2010


The new book blames his self-destructive streak on two childhood traumas he had thought were safely buried. For the first time, Moore reveals that, aged nine or 10, he was sexually abused on an overnight field trip by a teacher who was also a church-going friend of his parents. The abuse continued in school and his lifelong shame has been that he was too scared to tell anyone and, even worse, that he wasn't initially repelled by what was happening.


 あるスポーツ選手が幼い頃性的虐待をうけていたことを告白。

 その後の影響が非常に大きい、という。

 たしか、日本でも作家だか、漫画家でいたよね?



Saturday 2 January 2010 (16 Muharram 1431)



Seating arrangement draws ire of Haia in Riyadh mall
Arab News

Sakura Almamlakh Director Abdul Rahman Al-Osaimi said the Haia held the Japanese man, a professor at King Saud University in Riyadh, and his wife for an hour on Thursday. “The commission officials seized mobile phones of the group’s members,” he added.

He said the management of the commercial center had made seating arrangement for women on the second floor, but some chose to sit in the men’s section because of the better view of the stage.


 アラブ
 女性が座るべき場所でない場所に座ったから、日本人教授とその妻が一時的に拘束された、と。


Thousands brave cold for New Year swim

Friday 01 January 2010


Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures to take part in the traditional New Year's Day swims in both the North Sea and inland waterways.


 オランダ。正月の寒中水泳

 ググると

8000人が北海に駆け込む、新年の寒中水泳大会 オランダ・ハーグ‎
飛躍の年?新年の寒中水泳大会で湖にダイブ スイス‎
ロンドンで恒例の寒中水泳イベント開催
寒中水泳で五輪イヤー盛り上げ バンクーバーの伝統行事
新年恒例の寒中水泳大会、スコットランド


日本でも

水温8度、相模川で寒中水泳/相模原



 で、欧米以外だけでやっていたら、

 「なんて不合理な習慣なんでしょうか、なんて幼稚で野蛮な人達でしょう!!」

 とかやられるかもしれない。



In the Shadows, Day Laborers Left Homeless as Work Vanishes

By FERNANDA SANTOS
Published: January 1, 2010



Carlos Ruano was down to his last $50 when his landlord kicked him out in September because he could no longer pay rent. He sent the money to his wife and children in Guatemala and spent the night riding the E train, which has a nickname among his fellow day laborers in Woodside, Queens: “hotel ambulante,” Spanish for roving hotel.


 アメリカ
 移民・外国人など日雇いが失職してホームレスに。


For Some in Japan, Home Is a Tiny Plastic Bunk

By HIROKO TABUCHI
Published: January 1, 2010



 こっちは失職してカプセルホテルで暮らす日本人

How to Train the Aging Brain
By BARBARA STRAUCH
Published: December 29, 2009



But she also finds that if you are primed with sounds that are close to those you’re trying to remember ― say someone talks about cherry pits as you try to recall Brad Pitt’s name ― suddenly the lost name will pop into mind. The similarity in sounds can jump-start a limp brain connection. (It also sometimes works to silently run through the alphabet until landing on the first letter of the wayward word.)

Recently, researchers have found even more positive news. The brain, as it traverses middle age, gets better at recognizing the central idea, the big picture. If kept in good shape, the brain can continue to build pathways that help its owner recognize patterns and, as a consequence, see significance and even solutions much faster than a young person can.


Teaching new facts should not be the focus of adult education, she says. Instead, continued brain development and a richer form of learning may require that you “bump up against people and ideas” that are different. In a history class, that might mean reading multiple viewpoints, and then prying open brain networks by reflecting on how what was learned has changed your view of the world


 先日大脳が再生する、という記事があったが、これも同じ。多少具体的で、名前などは類似の音声をきっかけに思い出せることが、多い、という。そういや、あるお年寄りが、「じぃ・・・・・」とか言って、数分後に「慈恵院」とか寺の名前を思い出していた。しかし、最初のきっかけになる音声も思い出せないんだよな、おれ。
 あと年取って、自分にあう意見などばかりに接していると老化するが、自分と合わない意見や思想、自分が抱いていた前提をくつ返すようなものに接していると老化が防止される、らしい。

 右翼も左翼も、反対意見に積極的に耳を傾けないで、内輪で「エイエイオー!」なぞとやっているだけだと老死する。自民党がそのさいたるものかもしれない・・・それもいいのかもしれないが。
 
 おいらの場合は、あるどせんせなんかが若返りの膏薬になっていたりして。






The 11-year-old drug dealers
By Rachel Quigley
Saturday, 2 January 2010



Children as young as 11 are dealing drugs on the streets of Northern Ireland, leading to grim warnings that criminal gangs are recruiting youths to peddle the potentially lethal substances to their friends.

Shock figures obtained by the Belfast Telegraph reveal that 11 and 12-year-old children have been arrested for dealing cocaine on our streets, with approximately 200 under 18s arrested for possession or supplying offences every year ― the equivalent of four a week.


The data, obtained from police under Freedom of Information laws, revealed that the youngest person arrested for supply of an illegal substance, in this case class A cocaine, was 11 years old, while the youngest person arrested for a possession-only offence was 12 years old. In this case the drug was cannabis



 北アイルランド。ドラッグの使用所持の低年齢化。


Federal Hate Crime Cases at Highest Level Since ’01

By IAN URBINA
Published: December 17, 2009


Mr. Perez said he was “shocked to see the downtick in prosecutions of hate crimes” during the George W. Bush administration, adding, “The Civil Rights Division is again open for business.”

Mr. Perez’s comments came after a federal indictment released Tuesday charged Chief Matthew Nestor, Lt. William Moyer and Officer Jason Hayes of the Shenandoah police with obstruction of justice. They are accusing of writing false and misleading reports about the beating death of Luís Ramírez, a 25-year-old illegal immigrant.

At the time of Mr. Ramírez’s death in July 2008, Officer Hayes was dating the mother of one of the white teenagers accused in the case, and Lieutenant Moyer’s son was on the high school football team with the teenagers.

In a civil suit scheduled to go to trial next summer, Chief Nestor is accused of taking part in the fatal beating of a Hispanic teenager in 2004 and participating in an effort to make it look like a suicide. He has denied any wrongdoing.



 ブッシュ政権下ではヘイトクライムの訴追が抑制されていたらしい。また、先日紹介した警察の隠蔽工作では、警官は容疑者の母親とデートしてたり、あるいは、警官の子供が容疑者とフットボールのチームのチームメイトだったらしい。



 
31 December 2009
Entertainment review of the decade


 これは、去年のテレビのエンタ系のレビュー。


The decade in television will be remembered for two things: Reality shows, and a huge crisis of confidence within the broadcasting industry.



リアリティ番組
が流行したが、しかし、放送業界は自信を失っている、と。

因みに、写真がならべられているとき、Clockwise from top left
というのが、左上から時計回りに、という表現らしい。
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