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レアジョブオリジナルの英会話ニュース教材です。世界の時事ネタを中心に、ビジネスから科学やスポーツまで、幅広いトピックのニュースを毎日更新しています。本教材を通して、ビジネスで使える実用的な英会話表現や英単語を身に付けることができます。
 
WEB、BLOG、SECONDLIFEと連動して制作される「PODCASTLIFE RADIO」。チコさんが、全国のロゼッタストーンメンバーやその他ゲストを招いて、バラエティに富んだ話を展開します。旅行、グルメ、趣味、時には仮想現実世界やネット事情など近未来的ベクトルを持ったメディア融合番組の一つです。・・・数千キロ離れたところに住むゲストをネットで結んで、リアルタイムに収録するラジオ番組「PODCASTLIFE RADIO」を是非お聞き下さい。
 
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UK opens new visa route for HK residentsHong Kong residents can apply for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens after Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in the Asian financial hub last year.The move comes as China and Hong Kong said Jan. 31 they will no longer recognize the British National Overseas (BNO) p…
 
A 10-year-old boy in San Antonio, Texas, made a killing by selling GameStop stock on Jan. 27. Jaydyn Carr sold his 10 shares of the stock for more than 50 times their original price.His mother, Nina, bought the shares for $60 (¥6,300) in December 2019. She gave them to Jaydyn for Kwanzaa to reflect Ujamaa, one of the festival’s seven principles. Uj…
 
Rio police arrest outgoing Mayor CrivellaRio de Janeiro state police arrested outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella on Dec. 22 in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme, yet another show of political turmoil in Brazil’s postcard city.Seized materials, phone data, financial intelligence reports and collaborators’ testimony “revealed the existence of …
 
Continued from Part 1…But when NiziU emerged, they weren’t like other J-pop outfits. The group — consisting of members Ayaka, Mako, Maya, Mayuka, Miihi, Nina, Riku, Rima and Rio — embraced the internet in a way that other Japanese acts have often avoided. They emphasized uploads on YouTube and, as the centerpiece for the Make you happy music video,…
 
During 2020, many people sought escape from the glumness of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, they found a temporary break in video games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons or TV shows and movies on Netflix. They also found it by imitating dances done by famous pop stars on the short-form video app TikTok.Japanese pop group NiziU…
 
World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had shunned over the past four years.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron were among those welcoming Biden’s decision to rejoin the…
 
Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker in Thailand, but never before on an elephant.Mana was called into action while off duty on a road trip late on Dec. 20, successfully reviving a baby elephant struck by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a group of wild pachyderms in the eastern provi…
 
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his “Wall of Sound” recordings and was convicted of murder in 2003, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports Jan. 17.Spector produced 20 top 40 hits between 1961 and 1965 and went on to work with the Beatles on Let It Be, as well as wi…
 
Indonesia detected signals Jan. 10 that could be from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved.The Boeing 737-500, with 62 passengers and crew, was headed to Pontianak in West Kalimantan before it disappeare…
 
Continued from Part 1…This understatement is a very Canadian trait. In Canada, showy displays of confidence or success are often met with a resentful “Who does he think he is?” attitude. We tend to dislike bragging, pushiness or outward confidence that approaches arrogance. Where an American or an Australian might use words like “terrific” or “fant…
 
Two Canadians meet.Bob: “How’s it going, eh?”Doug: “I got married last week and then won a million dollars in the lottery, so not too bad, eh! How’s it going with you?”“How’s it going, eh?” is the Canadian version of “How are you?” or the more formal “How do you do?” As for “eh” — pronounced like the letter A — well, that’s what makes it Canadian, …
 
The public relations chief for Japan’s prime minister has resigned after she acknowledged she had a ¥70,000 dinner paid for by a broadcaster.Makiko Yamada had been grilled recently by opposition lawmakers in the Diet about the 2019 dinner and had been scheduled to answer more questions March 1.Yamada’s job included the responsibility of picking rep…
 
Merkel concerned about Trump Twitter banGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has reservations about the way U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was suspended, her spokesman said, adding that legislators, not private companies, should decide on any necessary curbs to free expression.Berlin is one of many European governments concerned about the…
 
Seiko Hashimoto was appointed the new president of the Tokyo Organising Committee after stepping down as Olympic minister Feb. 18, replacing Yoshiro Mori after his sexist remarks led to his resignation just five months before the games are set to begin.Tamayo Marukawa, a ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker in the Upper House took the role just…
 
An unlucky start to a North Carolina man’s day turned upside down when he discovered he won a $2 million (¥208 million) lottery prize hours after hitting two deer with his new car.Anthony Dowe, of Leland, had an accident on his way to work, the North Carolina Education Lottery said in a statement Jan. 26. It ruined his day, so he went back home, go…
 
Trump’s impeachment trial starts in US SenateDonald Trump’s impeachment trial began Feb. 9 after U.S. senators voted to move forward with the trial on a charge of inciting the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, rejecting a claim the proceeding was unconstitutional.The Senate voted 56-44 to proceed with its trial of the former president, a historic…
 
Continued from Part 1…McAnea had a new print shop in Glasgow where he made menus for restaurants. To the police, it was obvious that the business was a front, and so they raided the shop in January 2007, discovering half a million £20 notes. The equipment in the shop was capable of making £1 billion (¥139 billion) a year, they estimated.This time, …
 
有一次,包公坐轿子出去办事,路上遇见一个小孩,正坐在一块青石板上哭泣。包公叫人停下轿子。他走过去问:“孩子,你为什么哭啊?”孩子回答说:“我是卖油炸糕的。今天早晨卖了两百个铜钱,我把钱放在篮子里了。刚才市场上没有顾客,我就在这块青石板上睡着了,醒来以后发现篮子里的钱不见了。”说完,他又呜呜地哭起来。包公又问周围的商贩:“刚才有人从这里经过吗?”商贩们都说:“现在是中午,市场上没人来买过东西。”包公想了想,对孩子说:“你的钱放在篮子里,刚才又是坐在青石板上,钱没有了,难道是被青石板偷走了吗?来人,把青石板和孩子一起带回去审问!”商贩们听说包公要审问青石板,觉得很奇怪,都去看热闹。包公坐在大堂上,指着青石板说:“青石板,这个孩子曾经在你这儿坐过,快说实话,是不是你偷了孩子的钱?”青石板当然一句话…
 
Sometimes you can be too good at what you do. Thomas McAnea was the best counterfeiter in Scotland, and in the end that’s why he got caught.McAnea’s criminal career started in tragedy, when his two sons died. He began to drink, got into debt and bankrupted his printing business. He couldn’t make a living, so began to do counterfeiting jobs for gang…
 
The World Health Organization chief on Jan. 18 lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where “profits…
 
Japan’s record-breaking anime film Demon Slayer lands in US cinemasThe record-breaking Japanese anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train carried over its box-office buzz to the U.S. on Feb. 26, captivating Florida fans in its first screening.The Demon Slayer film, based on a popular manga and TV anime series, has grossed over $350 million (¥37.3 billio…
 
中国-世卫组织新冠病毒溯源联合研究报告正式发布世界卫生组织30日在日内瓦正式发布中国-世卫组织新冠病毒溯源联合研究报告。报告认为,新冠病毒“极不可能”通过实验室传人。今年1月14日至2月10日,17名中方专家和17名外方专家组成联合专家组,分为流行病学、分子溯源、动物与环境3个小组,在武汉开展了为期28天的全球溯源研究中国部分工作,在此基础上撰写了研究报告。联合专家组评估了关于病毒引入人类的4个路径,认为新冠病毒“比较可能至非常可能”经中间宿主传人,“可能至比较可能”直接传人,“可能”通过冷链食品传人,“极不可能”通过实验室传人。报告提出了联合专家组下步研究的建议,包括建立全球统一的数据库,在全球更广范围内继续寻找可能的早期病例,由全球科学家在多国多地寻找可能成为病毒宿主的动物物种,进一步了…
 
A hacker was able to temporarily breach the cybersecurity system of a water treatment facility in Florida.Last February, an unidentified hacker took control of a computer at the Bruce T. Haddock Water Treatment Plant in Oldsmar. The hacker fiddled with various programs before changing the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water. According to the Ce…
 
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Using hand gestures while speaking can influence how people perceive the words being spoken, a new study has found.In face-to-face communication, people often use hand movements such as beat gestures to get their message across. Beat gestures are simple up and down hand movements that highlight prominent words in speech.For this particular study, t…
 
Connecticut is being criticized for its proposal to make pizza its official State Food.States in the US often declare certain dishes to be official State Foods for their contribution to the states’ culture or economy. Recently, Representative Patricia Dillon and Senator Gary Winfield proposed a bill to recognize pizza’s importance to Connecticut by…
 
A man underwent surgery after swallowing an Apple AirPod while sleeping.One morning last February, Brad Gauthier [GOTH-eer], a resident of Massachusetts, reported that he woke up with minor discomfort in his chest. Gauthier then shoveled snow in the family's driveway for almost an hour. After he was done shoveling, he returned to the house to take …
 
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Sir Kevan Collins, England’s new recovery education commissioner, has proposed allotting more hours for extracurricular activities, such as sports, music, and drama, in school.Collins explained that students, especially young children, need to devote more time to playing with other kids. He believes that this will help develop their communication a…
 
83天!200亿件!快递业务量增长再提速国家邮政局实时监测数据显示,截至3月24日,今年我国快递业务量已突破200亿件,日均业务量超过2.4亿件,日均服务用户接近5亿人次,服务民生作用更加凸显。今年以来,邮政快递业继续保持高速增长态势,预计全年快递业务量将超过950亿件。值得注意的是,今年快递业务量突破200亿件用时仅83天,比2020年提前了45天,又一次刷新了我国快递业发展纪录。今年邮政快递业更贴近民生七件实事提出,要提高建制村快递服务通达率,东部地区基本实现快递服务直投到村,中、西部地区分别达到80%和60%。欧盟正式实施健康欧盟计划欧盟委员会26日宣布,2021年至2027年健康欧盟计划即日起正式实施,旨在增强欧盟有效应对未来卫生危机的能力。欧委会当天在一份声明中说,欧盟将为该计划拨…
 
Google announced that it is shutting down its game development studios for Stadia, the tech giant's cloud-based video game platform.Launched in 2019, the gaming platform was an attempt by Google to compete with video game consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox. The platform allows users to stream and play games on smartphones, web browsers, and eve…
 
A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed spinach plants that can detect certain chemicals and send emails to tell scientists about their presence.The plants are equipped with an advanced form of nanotechnology called nanobionics. To engineer the plants, the researchers incorporated electronic parts into thei…
 
教育部印发《职业教育专业目录(2021年)》 共设置1349个专业记者22日从教育部获悉,其近日印发的《职业教育专业目录(2021年)》,专业设置对接现代产业体系,服务产业基础高级化、产业链现代化,共包含1349个专业。此次新版目录,面向集成电路技术、生物信息技术、新能源材料应用技术等9大重点领域,服务国家战略性新兴产业发展;此外回应社会民生关切,加强紧缺领域人才培养,如设置婴幼儿托育服务与管理、智慧健康养老服务与管理等专业。澳大利亚东部遭遇罕见暴雨洪灾澳大利亚官员21日说,东部沿海地带最近几天连降暴雨,部分区域遭遇50年来最严重洪灾,数以千计居民紧急疏散,数以百计房屋损毁。新南威尔士州有800万人口,是澳大利亚人口最多的州。州长格拉迪丝•贝雷吉克利安21日在一场新闻发布会上说,全州范围遭遇…
 
A new study suggests that modern, domesticated dogs originated from wolves in Siberia during the Ice Age.After examining archaeological data and analyzing the DNA of more than 200 dogs around the world, the researchers found that all modern dogs evolved out of gray wolves in eastern Siberia around 21,000 BC. These wolves split into four groups and …
 
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Oklahoma state representative Justin Humphrey introduced a bill that would establish a hunting season for Bigfoot, a mythical ape-like creature that walks on two legs.Under the proposed bill, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) would be in charge of organizing hunting dates, rules, licenses, and fees for the Bigfoot season. The …
 
A group of scientists from Wessex Archaeology, an organization dedicated to studying history and heritage, has discovered a well-preserved garden from the 16th century in England.The archaeologists discovered the garden while working near Birmingham. It measures over 300 meters long and features several plant beds and pavilions connected by stone p…
 
North Charleston High School principal Henry Darby has taken a third job at a local retail store to help low-income students at his school.In addition to working as part of the city council, Darby got another job at Walmart stocking shelves. Darby works at the retail store from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. three days a week. He gives his Walmart paychec…
 
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