Being older and more conservative, I would be less inclined to dabble with a winning formula and therefore consider this move by Raducanu premature. Perhaps it is unkind to accuse her of letting this one achievement, albeit a fantastic one, of going to her head, but I have felt for some time that she is being pushed by someone ruthlessly ambitious (Tiger Mom).
It's paid off so far but I pray and hope this - calculated - gamble will not return to bite her on the butt.
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Osaka's handlers have marketed her extremely skilfully, but unfortunately for her mental wellbeing her sponsors will want their pound of flesh. It would have been better for her to deal with her issues in private rather than on Twitter.
Now, having been pwned by Fernadez and Raducanu, her limelight is dimming. There are new girls in town and they are playing some really good tennis!
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They were certainly influential, but would you compare their level of influence to the likes of the Beatles?
Who did Nirvana influence? Justin Bieber? BTS?
They were part of an early nineties rock movment and stayed there. A flash in the pan, if you will.
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“I like children - especially when they cry and someone takes them away.”Taro Kono
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Many photocopiers have a fax function, and I am all for versatility even if that function is mostly considered “legacy”. It is easy to laugh at Japan’s bromance with Brother, but yesterday’s telegraph and today’s fax could become tomorrow’s land line (pay phones are no longer commonplace) or postal service.
I do not like the fact that my interface with the world now has to go through the likes of Fapple/Gitter.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
Delivers newspapers at three in the morning. Is he a somnambulist?
1 ( +5 / -4 )
Freed on bail to kill again… words fail me.
5 ( +10 / -5 )
Quit messing with my Bitcoin, China!
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
If it was hidden "inside the cover" of a book, then wouldn't it only be able to record sound and no video?
How would you know about such things…?
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
End the tyranny (but wash your hands). God speed, brothers!
6 ( +20 / -14 )
Perhaps the problem lies with bad acting, but for me the characterisation is even worse. For me, Japanese dramas are so crammed with stock archetypes they resemble a deadpan, unfunny pantomime. Characters do not grow or develop, they respond to other characters and situations in unrealistic or contrived ways, and the foley and music composition resembles a half-baked sixth form film project.
Clearly, the Japanese take the same cookie cutter they use for their pop music to their dramas, too.
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Fusion doesn't exist.
Oh, it exists all right; it is just that no one has managed to get more energy out of the reaction than it took to put in.
SMRs are an interesting concept be they Hitachi or Rolls-Royce or whatever, but as with all things nuclear: I will believe it when I see it.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
One of the significant problems of integrating migrants en mass is that most do not want to integrate. Once a critical threshold has passed, they seek to recreate the ways of the old country- irony of ironies, the one they sought to escape.
The problem is entrenched and does not lend itself to compartmentalisation.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
2 PM hopefuls favor nuclear fusion, small modular reactors
Ha, ha. Ha ha ha. Guffaw.
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Lock up the mother?
Is this teenager safe to be released back into society? What if he flips out again?
1 ( +8 / -7 )
Okay, okay, I get that Iizuka is to old to do bird.
Bang up his children in his stead.
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Misguided. Afghans have made their bed - as is their right.
1 ( +7 / -6 )
Company executive with a prostitute. Anyone else think of Patrick Bateman “Don’t touch the watch”?
6 ( +7 / -1 )
Let’s face it: this young professional woman just didn’t have the time for him.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
This was a tragic incident, and I remember seeing photos of it in the Life magazine as a child
Tragic? It was a shocking calamity - a crime against humanity.
15 ( +18 / -3 )
This has happened to me a couple of times at Indian restaurants in Tokyo, although my teeth were unaffected. The culprits are pieces broken off of scouring pads.
Mutton vindaloo with swarf. How many lagers did it take to extinguish that ring stinger?
3 ( +3 / -0 )
A sex worker. in her 50s....wow...
Bait and switch? It's common knowledge that the "Ferraris" work the door, and the punters get the Fiat Pandas inside.
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Self-driving cars are still cars. Still a huge burden on the environment, making out cities ugly, dangerous, noisy, unfriendly places.
Agreed. The "eco" solution is not battery electric tech, but to remove private vehicles from our cities altogether.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
Well, when Osaka went Keith Moon with her tennis racquet, it did influence me to have mine re-strung. I'll credit her with that.
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Now I am all for checks and balances, but Trump never actually ordered a nuclear strike - in fact, he never started a war. If this report is true, Milley should be facing a firing squad.
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Right. Because killing the baby inside the womb is different than killing the baby after birth. Taking a human life either way is MURDER.
Funny how it is the pro-lifers who are among the most bloodthirsty enthusiasts of the death penalty.
There is no question that this young woman made a succession of bad life choices to find herself in her predicament. Sadly, it seems that those who are determined to bury their heads in the sand are beyond help.
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The loss of innocent lives in the 9/11 attacks was tragic but the loss of civilians in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is also tragic.
In the end they all died for nothing.
4 ( +7 / -3 )