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  • French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka withdraws from tournament after being fined for skipping media obligations

    05/31/2021 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Conserv · 87 replies
    Naomi Osaka will not play in this year's French Open. After winning her fourth Grand Slam title at this year's Australian Open, Osaka announced her withdrawal from the second Grand Slam of the season on Monday. In a statement shared on social media, Osaka explained that she would be skipping the clay-court tournament to protect her mental well-being. "I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris," Osaka said in the statement. "I never wanted...
  • Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open after choosing to avoid media

    05/31/2021 12:41:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2021 | Ben Morse
    Tennis star Naomi Osaka said Monday she is withdrawing from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media at the grand slam. The four-time major winner posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that "everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris," adding that she would "take some time away from the court." Osaka revealed she had "suffered long bouts of depression" since winning her first Grand Slam title in 2018. Last Wednesday, citing mental health reasons, Osaka posted on social media she would not participate in any news...
  • French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka refuses media interviews due to her mental health.

    05/30/2021 8:41:51 AM PDT · by Toespi · 24 replies
    This is the same Naomi Osaka who just last year couldn’t get enough media attention and interviews. Of course, that was so she could show off her BLM mask and t-shirts, along with her rapper boyfriend who flipped the bird during trophy presentation. If that wasn’t enough she referred to America as a GENOCIDAL COUNTRY during an interview. "I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one,” she wrote, in part. “We're often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked...
  • No one's safe anymore: Japan's Osaka city crumples under COVID-19 onslaught

    05/23/2021 9:14:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | 23 May 2021 | Kiyoshi Takenaka
    OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Hospitals in Japan's second largest city of Osaka are buckling under a huge wave of new coronavirus infections, running out of beds and ventilators as exhausted doctors warn of a "system collapse", and advise against holding the Olympics this summer.... ..."Simply put, this is a collapse of the medical system," said Yuji Tohda, the director of Kindai University Hospital in Osaka. ....Minami said a supplier recently told him that stocks of propofol, a key drug used to sedate intubated patients, are running very low, while Tohda's hospital is running short of the ventilators vital for severely...
  • Japan Mayor Under Fire for 'Women Dawdle at Shops' Remark

    04/23/2020 11:09:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CNA ^ | 24 Apr 2020
    The mayor of Japan's Osaka has come under fire for suggesting men should do grocery shopping during the coronavirus outbreak because women are indecisive and "take a long time". Japan is under a state of emergency over the pandemic, and residents in some areas have been asked to shop less frequently and only send one family member out to get supplies to limit contact. Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui told reporters on Thursday (Apr 23) that men should be entrusted with grocery runs because women "take a long time as they browse around and hesitate about this and that", Kyodo news...
  • Trump: People Are Starting To Realize That I Was Right When I Said We Have A Border Crisis

    06/30/2019 7:37:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    Real Clear politics ^ | June 26, 2019 | Ian Schwartz
    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Spoke with Nancy Pelosi and we had a good conversation having to do with the bil. And we are moving along very well with the bipartisan bill in the Senate. Spoke with Mitch, spoke to a lot of people, we're doing very well. It's very far along and I believe that House is going to also be getting together with the Senate, hopefully they can get something done. It's humanitarian aid, it's very important and I think that a lot of people are starting to realize that I was right when I said we have a crisis...
  • Trump speaks to reporters after G20 summit | FULL PRESS CONFERENCE

    06/29/2019 1:24:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Fox News via You Tube ^ | 6/29/19 | Fox News
    President Trump wraps his trip to the G20 world leaders' summit in Osaka, Japan with a press conference in front of U.S. and world media. Trump then jets off to South Korea for a meeting with President Moon on concerns over tension on the Korean Penninsula #FoxNewsLive #FoxNews
  • Osaka drops San Francisco as sister city over 'comfort women' statue

    10/05/2018 12:12:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    Mayor of Japanese city says memorial for women used as sex slaves in Japan is not historically accurate The city of Osaka has ended its 60-year “sister city” relationship with San Francisco to protest against the presence in the US city of a statue symbolising Japan’s wartime use of sex slaves. Osaka’s mayor, Hirofumi Yoshimura, terminated official ties this week after the US city agreed to recognise the “comfort women” statue, which was erected by a private group last year in San Francisco’s Chinatown district, as public property. In his 10-page letter to San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed, Yoshimura noted...
  • Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Schooled Reporter who Ignored that She's Half-Black

    09/10/2018 6:03:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 61 replies
    Next Shark ^ | Jan 2018 | Carl Samson
    Tennis star Naomi Osaka, 20, kept a reporter in check after throwing her a question that neglected her Haitian roots. Upon winning the third round of the Australian Open against Ashleigh Barty (6-4, 6-2) on Jan. 20, Osaka spoke to a male reporter who wanted to know what her victory as a “very proud” Japanese means for her people. Reporter: You moved to New York when you were two years old and lived in the United States for a long time, but you’re very proudly Japanese, obviously. What will this victory mean for the people back home, for both sets...
  • Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

    09/10/2018 5:16:48 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Martina Navratilova
    Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis. But in her protests against an umpire during the United States Open final on Saturday, she also got part of it wrong. I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of “If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.” Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport...
  • Whining Serena Williams is tennis’s Hillary Clinton

    09/10/2018 3:35:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    SPECTATOR USA ^ | 9-9-2018 | Roger Kimball
    <p>No one expected Naomi Osaka to win the US Open yesterday. Everyone favoured her opponent. The crowd was solidly with Serena Williams, as were the bookies. But the 20-year-old Japanese-Haitian, who became the first player representing Japan to win a Grand Slam, prevailed against all the odds.</p>
  • Patrick Mouratoglou admits he WAS 'coaching' Serena during the controversial US Open final...

    09/09/2018 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 9, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: Patrick Mouratoglou admits he WAS 'coaching' Serena during the controversial US Open final but says he doesn't believe Williams saw him Patrick Mouratoglou has admitted to coaching Serena Williams during the US Open final but believes she didn't see him - which is why she became so enraged at the umpire. Williams has made headlines for coming to blows with umpire Carlos Ramos after he gave her a coaching violation in the second set. The tennis legend, who was then docked a point after she smashed her racket, told Ramos she would rather lose than cheat. 'I'm honest,...
  • Serena Williams unleashes furious rant at umpire as she loses US Open 2018 final to Naomi Osaka

    09/08/2018 3:07:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 8, 2018 | Charlie Eccleshare
    Serena Williams given warning for coaching, which she fiercely disputes A code violation then brings about a point penalty Williams unleashes a volley of abuse and is given a game penalty for verbal abuse Osaka holds her nerve to win 6-2, 6-4 for first major title
  • TRUE VIRTUE [charismatic Caucus]

    11/23/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-23-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    My opportunities come with decisions made from a righteous mindset and it is only as one decides to walk in Virtue NOT Guile that heavens open and the Highway of Holiness is then revealed before your very eyes as Stephen ~ ~ ~ Acts 6:8-15 8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. 9 However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians...
  • Alien swarm? 10 UFO-like objects filmed flying over Japan (VIDEO)

    07/29/2015 7:06:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    rt.com ^ | July 29 , 2015 | No Attribution
    A video shot in Japan’s port city of Osaka has been making the rounds online, displaying a swarm of white spherical objects of unknown origin flying across the sky. The low-quality footage has triggered speculation over extra-terrestrial life and UFOs.
  • Osaka governor unveils plan to scrap Itami airport in '35

    11/20/2009 6:26:24 AM PST · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 353+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 | ???
    OSAKA (Kyodo) The Osaka Prefectural Government has come up with a plan that calls for scrapping Osaka airport at Itami in 2035 when maglev trains are scheduled to start running between Tokyo and Osaka, officials said Thursday. The blueprint proposes using the site to build an international academic town for intensive English-language study with a population of 20,000. The plan also envisages selling the airport site and using the proceeds to build a new maglev line linking downtown Osaka with Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay. The prefecture expects the plan to accelerate the flow of travelers to Kansai airport...
  • Japan: Osaka gov. declares 'financial emergency'(too much debt

    02/06/2008 9:03:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 228+ views
    Osaka gov. declares 'financial emergency' The Yomiuri Shimbun OSAKA--Toru Hashimoto, who became Osaka governor Wednesday, declared a "financial state of emergency" for the debt-ridden Osaka prefectural government. At his first press conference as governor, Hashimoto said he would not allow prefectural bonds to be issued from fiscal 2008 in principle. He is expected to cut 240 billion yen from the initial fiscal 2008 budget. However, he does not intend to review prefectural projects in a way that will degrade services for citizens in the prefecture. At issue is whether he will cut any of the prefecture's 900 billion yen a...
  • Amagasaki Train Accident Death Toll Tops 100

    04/27/2005 7:54:08 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies · 463+ views
    Mainichi Shinbun, Yahoo Japan ^ | 28 April 2005 (11:30 a.m. local time) | Mainichi News
    As rescue operations continue in the train derailment in Amagasaki, west of Osaka, Japan, additional dead have been recovered, bringing the toll to 102 (56 males, 45 females, 1 unknown). This is the worst train accident since the 1963 accident at Tsurumi, near Yokohama, and the 6th worst train accident since the end of World War II.