Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Let's Learn How to Pronounce Jair Bolsonaro

[Jai Bousonaro] seems to be close to what Brazilians call the new president elect, according to http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Jair%20Bolsonaro .

Nonetheless, Korean media tend to depict the election of Jair Bolsonaro as the practical choice of Brazilians to give weight to economy over something else that is less important than economy.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazilian election for the next presidency

Am I the only person who is reminded of Duterte of the Philippines? WSJ even says "ranks of antiestablishment leaders across the world." I don't know exactly whom the newspaper was referring to, but several people come up in my mind.

Brazilians elect Jair Bolsonaro in shift to the right (Financial Times)
Brazilian former army captain Jair Bolsonaro clinched victory in epochal presidential elections on Sunday, ushering in the first far-right administration in Latin America’s largest country since its military dictatorship ended more than three decades ago.

Mr Bolsonaro defeated Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party, or PT, with just over 55 per cent of valid votes compared to nearly 45 per cent, sparking celebrations and fireworks by thousands of supporters on the beach outside the president-elect’s house in Rio de Janeiro.

“We cannot continue to flirt with socialism, with communism and with populism and with the extreme left,” Mr Bolsonaro said in a speech broadcast on social media, after which he held a televised prayer session with supporters at his home.

Conservative’s Win Signals Sharp Rightward Turn in Brazil (WSJ)

A firebrand ex-army captain swept to victory in Brazil’s presidential election, joining the growing ranks of antiestablishment leaders across the world and shifting Latin America’s largest nation sharply to the right.

Jair Bolsonaro, a champion of Brazil’s 1964-1985 right-wing dictatorship that he once served, had 55.1% of the vote against Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers’ Party with almost all of the votes counted Sunday night.

A paratrooper-turned-congressman, Mr. Bolsonaro has pledged to usher in a new era of “order and progress”—Brazil’s national motto, emblazoned on its flag—luring rich and poor voters who are fed up with endemic corruption and terrified by spiraling crime.

But after years of making bellicose speeches that have often offended women, gay people and black Brazilians, as well as threatening his adversaries, Mr. Bolsonaro adopted a conciliatory tone after Sunday’s result.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro and Korea-MERCOSUR TA

Jair Bolsonaro sounds like Duterte. Will he take the presidency and becomes Trump of the economically periled Brazil, or in the same manner Duterte of the crime-ridden country?

BRAZILIANS FACE an awful choice. One candidate in the presidential run-off on October 28th is Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman who venerates dictators and guns, goads police to kill suspected criminals, threatens to banish opponents and belittles women, blacks and gays. His rival is Fernando Haddad, the nominee of the leftist Workers’ Party(PT). Its 13 years in power, from 2003 to 2016, ended in a self-inflicted economic depression and revelations that the party encouraged bribery on an unprecedented scale, in part to prolong its hold on power.

"Containing Jair Bolsonaro." Economist, 27 Oct. 2018, www.economist.com/leaders/2018/10/27/containing-jair-bolsonaro.

Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub is finalized

Seems like another big deal of the year, given the significance the code-sharing platform has to developers.

Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub

After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, the Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed. The Redmond, WA-based software behemoth first said it would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in June of this year, and after the acquisition closed it would continue to run it as an independent platform and business.

Lunden, I. (2018). Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub. TechCrunch. Retrieved from https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/26/microsoft-closes-its-7-5b-purchase-of-code-sharing-platform-github

Thursday, October 04, 2018


legacy를 싫어하는 트럼프 대통령 때문에 이름이 이상하게 만들어진 사례 같다. "유슴카"라고 읽어야 하나? KORUS는 이름을 바꾸지 않아서 다행이다.

최근에 들은 최악의 네이밍은 엔카직영몰을 K-CAR로 바꾼 케이스. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

게나디 골로프킨 vs. 사울 알바레즈 II (2018.9.16.)

아직 경기를 못 봐서 경기에 대해 할 수 있는 말은 없다.

인터넷 상의 반응들을 보니 골로프킨 팬들은 아쉬워하다가 화까지 날만한 경기였던 것 같고, 알바레즈의 팬들은 1차전보다 더 나은 퍼포먼스를 보여준 알바레즈의 승리가 당연하다는 반응이 대세이다.

알바레즈는 이미 메이웨더로부터 1패를 받은 적이 있어서 무결점 커리어는 실패한 상황이고, 골로프킨은 무패였던 커리어에 1패가 생긴 상황. 웬만하면 골로프킨에게 승리를 주고 무패로 커리어를 마무리하게 할 수도 있었겠지만, 프로모터들에게 골로프킨이 그 정도로 중요한 플레이어는 아니었던 듯. 1패를 안고 있다는 단점은 있지만 알바레즈의 미래에 더 무게를 두었다고 봐야겠다.

경기 자체를 두고 봐도(아직 안 봤지만), 10라운드에 골로프킨의 펀치가 제대로 들어가서 알바레즈가 충격을 받았다고(영어로는 아마 stunned라고 표현했겠지) 했는데, 다른 챌린저였다면 10라운드에 경기가 끝날 상황이 아니었을까 싶다. 골로프킨이 10라운드의 기회를 살리지 못했던 것은, 그의 기량 하락과 알바레즈의 맷집이 다 함께 작용한 것이겠다.

알바레즈의 맷집, 특히 턱의 맷집은 놀라운 면이 있다. 웰터에서 올라온 선수라는 걸 생각해보면 그러하다.

반면, 골로프킨은 얼굴에 상처가 많이 났는데, 그의 복서 인생 통틀어서 그의 얼굴에 이 정도로 흠집이 난 시합은 없었다. 많은 것을 말해준다.

이제 골로프킨이 은퇴해도 큰 문제는 없을 것 같다. 다만, 알바레즈가 골로프킨이 아닌 다른 미들급 컨텐더들 상대로 계속 타이틀을 지켜갈 수 있을지는 궁금하다. 부정적인 평가는 아니다. "궁금하"기 때문에 그의 경기를 더 찾아보게 될 것이고, 그게 프로모터들이 기대한 알바레즈의 상품성일 것이다.


추가하자면, 골로프킨의 장점과 단점들을 그대로 갖고 있는 라이트/웰터 복서가 대니 가르시아이다. 라이트/웰터에서 대니 가르시아가 어디까지 방어가 가능했는지를 생각해보면, 체급간의 인재 풀의 차이를 알 수 있을 듯 하다.

Let's Learn How to Pronounce Jair Bolsonaro

[Jai Bousonaro] seems to be close to what Brazilians call the new president elect, according to http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Jair%20Bolsona...