France

US, UK and France attack Syrian military bases and chemical research facilities

On September 13 at 9 p.m. (Japan time on October 14 at 14 am), President Trump has made a television address at the White House, and the United States, Britain and France jointly launched a military attack on the Syrian Bashar al-Assad regime We announced it. About the fact that Syria's Assad administration is believed to have carried out a chemical weapons attack on Duma (Douma) in the East Guta district that was controlled by dissidents on April 7, "This massacre is a very terrible administration It shows that the pattern of chemical weapons use has been highly escalated. " President Trump said, "I ordered the US military to commence a precision attack targeting Syrian dictator Bashar Asad's chemical weapons," and furthermore, "We are on a strategy in line with the French and British forces I am grateful to both countries. " Secretary of Defense Matisse said, "We sent an obvious message to Asado" on the Defense Department's attack on Syria's Assad regime. Mr. Matisse said, "When the Syrian civil war ended by the Geneva peace process that is supported by the United Nations (UN), it is time for all civilized nations to be promptly united", and there is no report of damages by the US military, and further I made it clear that the attack was not planned. US, British and French military attack on Syria, President of Trump (AFP BB News) Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons (AP)

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TED

What is amazing in the London subway map? (TED: Michael Bierut)

The legendary design Michael Bierut talks about the London Underground route map, one of the most famous maps in the world born by coincidence. Harry Beck's design has become a model of a route map we can think of as a subway map today. The route map of Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Washington DC converts complex geography into a clear figure. The London subway, in 1908, eight different rail lines are integrated into a single system. I needed a map to show the route, but it was a complicated design with a line drawn on a regular map. 29-year-old Beck was a drafting engineer in engineering and sometimes worked for the London subway. He had an important awareness. People riding the subway do not care much what the ground is like. They just want to move from the station to the station. "Where to ride? Where do you get off?" The important thing is the route, not the "geography". He simplified sprawled spaghetti. Mr. Bierut says that the design of Harry Beck is applicable to any design. The first principle is "to focus". I will focus on who I am doing. The second principle is "simplicity". What is the shortest way to realize that need? The last third principle states that "thinking across disciplines". TED Speaker: Michael Bierut (Designer, critic) Japanese translation by Mariko Oyabu. Reviewed by Yasushi Aoki. (Read Japanese subtitles) As Sculptor of Visual Thinking, Harry Beck's "Route Map Design" Is taken up. In addition, we introduce 'Route map of New York' as an example of reconsideration of route map and 'Classification of services acquired by Google' as an example using design concept of route map. It is easy to understand (^ ^) The essence of infographics. Harry Beck's Route Map Design (Jun Sakurada / Visual Thinking)

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Media

A wonderful 2017 Christmas campaign (John Lewis # MozTheMonster)

In the holiday season every year, John Lewis, a long-established department store in the UK who is producing beautiful Christmas campaign videos, has released the campaign for 2017 on YouTube. The content of this year is a short story that will become a friend soon although it is bothered by a mysterious monster appearing in a boy 's room at night. It is a fictitious monster created by the imagination of an innocent boy, but only for a boy who reflected various experiences and experiences such as a picture book, a fairy tale, a zoo, a museum, a movie, a small adventure and a challenge, etc. It is a visible monster. I think that there are many adults who watch this campaign video and remember the sensitivity of childhood. It seems there is something in the dark, I am afraid, I have watched a strange dream (^ ^) I think that people should not lose innocent sensitivity and heart for ever. Meet Moz The Monster (John Lewis) The Making of Moz The Monster | John Lewis (YouTube)

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Media

Innovative Norwich Cathedral movie "Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion"

Rob Whitworth introduces the beautiful Norwich Cathedral (Norwich Cathedral), which was built in Scotland's Norwich in 1096, with the world's first hyper lapse video. Although I also introduce in this blog (Tag / Norwich Cathedral), Whitworth produces cities around the world with hyper lapse movies, but the characteristics of big cities and their attractiveness was the concept. Rob Whitworth (Vimeo) This work "Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion" seems to be strongly aware of the relationships with people, relief and nature's activities rather than the beauty inside the cathedral. It is a novel promotional movie that expresses historical buildings and space, time and story flowing in buildings with advanced digital imaging technology. Even in objects and spaces where mediocre appeal is scarce, rethinking with new innovative perspectives and concepts will create new value. Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo. Norwich Cathedral (Official Site) Flickr images tagged Norwich Cathedral (Flickr)

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Media

Banksy opens a hotel overlooking the wall (The Walled Off Hotel)

British mask mask artist Banksy suddenly opened a hotel in Palestine provisional autonomous region Bethlehem. From the hotel's guest room, attention is drawn to "the world's worst view" from the view of the undulating concrete walls and the Israeli military monitoring tower. The hotel is decorated with Banksy's work, and one of the rooms is painted with murals painting Israeli soldiers and Palestinians "pillowing", as well as paintings that hold the mouth of the tear gas bulb There is also a bust of the other. Banksey has painted numerous caricatures with the theme of "wall" so far. British television station channel 4 is "The walls are recently huge, but I am paying attention from before the playing cards have been watching" (^^) According to the hotel manager Witham Sulser , Rooms are available from 20th. It seems to be from 30 dollars a night (about 3400 yen). The reservation is from March 11, the name of the shop is Wall * Mart. "World's worst view", but guest rooms and artworks are wonderful (^ ^) Please see inside the The Walled Off Hotel and on Banksey's official website. The Walled Off Hotel (banksy.co.uk / Official website) Video: Banksy opens hotel "The World's Worst View" Palestinian Autonomous Region (AFPBB News)

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Media

89-year-old job advertisement "Please help me who is bored and likely to die!"

The 89-year-old veteran resident Joe Bartley, who lives in South Devon, is talking about job-seeking advertisements on local newspapers. There is a certain impact on the "catchphrase" which appeals "Please help me who is boring and dying!" (^^) Mr. Bartley issued the newspaper advertisement on November 16, but since then the telephone rang I did not stop, the request for coverage on television and the net continued, and in the distance there was also an interview from Sweden. In fact there were also two offers for recruitment. Contents of job advertisement: - Elderly people, 89 years old, seeking a position in the Paignton district. 20 hours or more per week. Cleaning, easy garden work, do-it-yourself carpenters, and so on. Old soldier, airborne troops are from. "Help me who is boring and dying!" - Bartley has lived alone since his wife, Cassandra, died about two years ago. "When I enter the house, I feel like I've stepped into a cell, there is no one to talk with" There is no child and I will not get in touch with Kassandra's relatives regularly, but job advertisement is a media Thanks to being picked up in, it means that some old friends have been contacted again. When asking advice to people who resemble similar circumstances, it seems that the answer has come back saying "Just sit there and do not get bored and try trying something" (from CNN interview) Japan Also aging is progressing, I think that many elderly people live alone. "Buddy advertisement" issued by Mr. Bartley to the elderly problem in the world seems like a great challenge and idea (^ ^) "Boring and dead!", 89-year-old job advertisement is the topic in English (CNN News) Youth is not a temporary period of life but a way of thinking.

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Media

Jane Haining's determination

Jane Haining (June 1897 - August 1944) is a missionary from Scotland, England. In 1932 (35 years old), I would like to take care of the girls in a mission school for Jews who was hoping to go to Hungary as a missionary and was operated in Budapest, the capital. I was respected and respected as a teacher and a mother of 315 children from 6 years old to 16 years old who were many without children. In Europe, the situation deteriorates with the rise of Nazis · Germany, and missionaries are advised to return to the UK by 1940. Mr. Hainning said that she also protects Jewish schoolgirls on repeated recommendations for returning, "Children need me for the day when the sun is falling, so even in the dark days, it seems so much", a strong determination to remain in Budapest It was recorded in the historical record that it was announced. In March 1944, Germany occupied Hungary and on April 25, 1944 Nazi's secret state police (Gestapo) was arrested for spying charges. It was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp with the female students and died (47 years old) due to illness (typhoid / starvation) in July 1944. In the letter addressed to a friend on July 15, 1944, at the end, it was written that "There is not much to report from here on the way to heaven." / Jane Haining (Yad Vashem) Recently, I found a new historical material including living pictures and wills (with July 1942) etc. I was able to return to the UK In spite of Jane Hainning's self-sacrifice spirit who has chosen to follow the same destiny as the female, a voice of praise is received again. On January 27, 1997, Yad Vashem gave the title "People of Justice among the People". In 2010 British government awarded Holocaust's hero (British Hero of the Holocaust). Scots Holocaust heroine's last will and testament uncovered (Church of Scotland) Church of Scotland (Facebook) Documents, photos, wills, medals etc. Documents 'shed light' on Read more ...

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Media

British Cameron former Prime Minister "Do not get in the way of the administration"

On September 12, Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to immediately withdraw from the position of a member of the Diet. He resigned as Prime Minister after a referendum on whether to withdraw from the UK 's European Union (EU) held in June this year. Cameron said, "Given the situation of resigning from the prime minister and the reality of politics, it is difficult to stay in the position of general lawmakers, as the successor prime minister and the government make important decisions, It is because it can not be avoided "(referring to YouTube) About the resignation of a legislator, it is said that he was telling the successor Mey prime minister before deciding official announcement. In the future "I want to contribute to the UK with some formal official duties". Currently 49-year old Cameron is elected first in the 2001 general election. When becoming Conservative leader in 2005, he took office as Prime Minister by recapturing the administration from the Labor Party in the 2010 general election. The age at the time of taking office as prime minister was 43 years and 7 months, the youngest prime minister since 1812. Mr. Cameron's decision to "resign from the Diet" is a judgment that UK democracy is necessary to move forward. As a politician I felt like the retirement to fulfill my last political responsibility, lead the British to advance and love my country. I feel freshness at the "time to close". In Japan, where bad hurdle, generational change and innovation do not proceed, how much are politicians truly "patriotic" thinking about retirement of politics to lead their country forward? In a private company, Toshiba of fraud has finally abolished the "consultation service" system. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has decided to conduct a survey on "advisers" and "consultants", which are unique systems of Japanese companies with many harmful effects. Although it is meant to consider concrete measures toward high-transparency corporate governance, I think that the spread of "cooperative associationism" trying to preserve pre-modern practices is deep-rooted. Britain's former Prime Minister Cameron resigned from the legislature, EU withdrawal (CNN) Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry surveyed! What are you doing "adviser" and "counselor" of the company? (9/1 R25)

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Innovation

SoftBank acquired UK ARM for 3.3 trillion yen, invest in IoT's growth potential

On July 18, the Softbank Group announced that it will acquire British semiconductor design ARM Holdings for about £ 24 billion (about 3.3 trillion yen). Looking toward the IoT (Internet of Things) era when everything connects to the Internet, we aim to capture demand by acquiring the company with strength in this area. It will be the largest ever as a M & A (merger / acquisition) overseas by Japanese companies. President Masayoshi Son said in a conference held in London that "IoT will be the biggest paradigm shift in human history." "I am the core company in the era of era is ARM," he showed confidence in the acquisition. SOFTBANK acquires UK semiconductor design ARM for 3.3 trillion yen and strengthens IoT (Reuters) In a press announcement, "Projects I've been thinking for over 10 years now, that day came," the "most exciting day since SOFTBANK founded" I am talking with hot words. I think it is the reason why Mr. Son Goshi stayed at the president. Regarding the aim of the acquisition of ARM, it states as follows. Market leader: ARM holds its own fundamental technology Growth potential: Huge market: Mobile, enterprise, IoT Conform to our strategy: invest in large long-term trends ARM's future: as a private company, long-term and strategic investment SOFTBANK considers that the three areas of AI, smart robot, and IoT are key to singularity (singularity) where artificial intelligence (AI) exceeds human capabilities. At the general meeting of shareholders in June, we introduced the forecast that the number of smart robots will be more than 10 billion units in 2040 and 10 trillion units (more than 1,000 units per IoT device) in 2040, and we will take a policy to strengthen this field I was showing. "Hara experiences" and "Failure power" (Forbes Japan) common to Yanai Tadashi and Masayoshi Son are holding press conferences for overseas and domestic domestic press. Video distribution (English conversation) and explanation materials (42page / pdf), and video distribution (Japanese conversation) and explanation materials (32page / pdf) are posted. There is also a Global investor conference call [English]. Notice regarding proposal by ARM to acquire ARM (SoftBank)

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Media

Britain to withdraw from the EU, a referendum bisecting the public's will

The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum asking whether to withdraw from the UK in the European Union (United Kingdom European Union membership referendum) was carried out on June 23, 2016 and as a result of the 382 nationwide voting operations of the nationwide campaign, withdrawal support fell to 17.41 million 742 votes (51.9%), residual support was 16.14 million 1241 votes (48.1%), victory exceeded majority, with a slight difference. Prime Minister Churchill of the United Kingdom (then) chanted "unity of Europe" as quickly as not to repeat the mistake of the world war. Britain is indispensable for the peace and prosperity of Europe. But the British 's willingness to make a historic choice to separate Europe from that of Europe. A tragedy in which the citizen chooses the complex problem of European integration (EU) either as "residual" or "withdrawal" and the women's Rep. Joe Cox (41) is killed by a man with extreme right ideas I got up. Moreover, 62% in Scotland has voted for residual EU. Based on the results, Nicolas Sturgeon of Scottish Prime Minister Autonomous Government suggested the possibility of aiming for independence. [British referendum] Cameroon's resignation announced Victory with support of withdrawal from EU (BBC News Japan) Referendum on British exit of the European Union (Wikipedia) EU detachment fear of fear of vote and Cameron's crime (Kimura Masato / Newsweek) British referendum (Google search list)

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Media

Joe Cox dead shot and shocked to the UK

On June 16, during preparations for a referendum on the referendum about the rejection of the European Union (EU) in the vicinity of the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK, female assemblymaker Joe Cox of the Labor party (Helen Joanne "Jo "Cox" (41) was shot and shot with a gun and died. In response to the incident, the impact has expanded in the UK, both the withdrawal faction and the residual faction stopped the same day activities. Cox advocates Britain's residual EU. According to local reports, two men were engaged during the meeting preparation, and Cox's arbitration. Two guns were taken out from the bag that one of men had, and fired. Mr. Cox has been shot and reportedly stabbed. Rep. British women of the residual group of EU, shot and died Death Refused spread Reuters (Reuters) In the general election in 2015, he ran for the House of Representatives from the opposition Labor Party and won the first prize. In a referendum to question the withdrawal from the EU held on the 23rd, he will act as a residual of the EU and insist that "withdrawal from the EU will cause instability in the economy, employment, regional businesses and communities," and strongly holds EU residuals I was appealing. The witnesses said shouts shouted as "Britain First" (UK first), the name of the extreme right group. The local police arrested a 52 - year - old man, but his motivation has not been revealed. She is the first college student to go to college and graduated from the University of Cambridge. As an official of Oxfam (OXFAM), an international cooperative group that operates in more than 100 countries worldwide from 2001 to 2009, we are working to support people trying to overcome poverty and change the situation of creating poverty. I consistently insisted on policies from the point of socially vulnerable. We pray for the souls. Jo Cox (Website) Official Website Jo Cox @ Jo 4 Batley and Spen (Facebook) Oxfam Former Employee Oxfam (OXFAM) - Husband Brendan Cox announced his comment and praised his wife for the death of Mr. Joe Cox ' It was. Today, a new chapter starts in our life. Difficult and harder than before, less days full of joy and love. Me and Joe's friends, family work at any time to love children, to feed, and to fight the hatred that has killed Joe. Joe was fighting to believe in a better world, to fight vigorously every day for it, and to improve the lives that exhaust people with strong enthusiasm. My wife would especially like two things for what is happening now. The first is that our precious children are enveloped in overflowing love, and the second is that we all unite against the hatred that killed my wife and fight. There is no belief, race or religion in hatred, only poison. Joe will not regret anything in his life. Because I was living with full power every day. pic.twitter.com/mPOaytowxN - Brendan Cox (@MrBrendanCox) June 16, 2016 Murder of Joe Cox who claimed residual residence, husband died losing his wife "I fought and believed in a better world" (The Huffington Post UK)

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Innovation

Different color VFX production company Double Negative

The following five works nominated for the 88th Academy Award visual effect department are the following five works 1. Ex · Makina 2. Odyssey 3. Revenant: Suicide 4. Mad Max anger's deadload 5. Star Wars / Force's In terms of awakening production expenses, in the order of Aki and Makina, in order of 15 million dollars (about 1.7 billion yen), 11 million dollars (about 12.4 billion yen), 135 million dollars (about 15.2 billion yen), 150 million dollars (about 16.9 billion yen) And "Star Wars / Awakening of Force" is also 200 million dollars (about 22.5 billion yen). It was about the subject of "the gap between rich and poor" became a topic by comparing the incomparable production cost with the independent work "Ax Makina" with Hollywood movies. Attractive movie Ex Makina (No Machi) (Nobuyuki Kokai) Japan 6/11 The VFX budget is not proportional to production cost, but in the category of visual effects where the former handily influences the quality, "Hollywood One of the movies will be awarded "was the majority of the expectations. No-show independent work 'Aki Makina' dismissed the Hollywood giants. The double negative (Double Negative / dneg.com) in London, which received the 88th Academy Award visual effect award, was a VFX production company that started with only 30 staff members in the late 1990s, but the current employment There are more than 800 people, of whom around 100 are engaged in R & D department, "VFX industry to develop original video production technology" exist in different colors. I am also keen on the training system of human resource development (^ ^) UK suffered from "UK disease", but as a growth resource, advanced human resources, talent and culture such as finance, service, education, AI, ICT is. I think that there are many strategies that Japan should refer to. Ex Machina Wins Best VFX Oscar (Double Negative) Creativity that overcomes Hollywood is born out of liquid crystal pen tablet (Wired.jp) PROMOTION

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