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  1. 6 points
    moto-Hamanishiki, for whatever reason, let the previous Kasugayama (moto-Kasugafuji) have the physical Kabu certificate for 'safekeeping'. They then had a falling out, and two court cases later it's gotten worse. As a result of the first case Kasugayama-beya moved to new premises, still in Kawasaki. The courts have recently ruled in the second case that Hamanishiki owes Kasugafuji 175M¥ for the certificate, if not the rights to the name itself. As a result, the kyokai has shut down Kasugayama-beya. Hamanishiki has resigned as shisho, and most of the rikishi have gone intai. The remaining rikishi are nominally part of Oitekaze-beya for now, but there is not room for them in the premises of that stable, so they're being kept in the old Kasugayama location: it's not clear who's paying the rent and how that arrangement works. (Remember that Kasugafuji has left the kyokai as of 2012. ) Nakagawa-oyakata is 'looking after' the rikishi for now. Clear as mud?
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    Yokkaichi, Mie on the 19th then Kyoto for the 20th. Hakuho has a night out with Oshima before he joins in and participates in the former ancient capital of Kyoto
  3. 3 points
    "I didn't eat the potato chips I swear!!!"
  4. 2 points
    The USA has no mandate for students to learn other languages. Other nations, especially those in Europe, require students to learn a second and even a third language. Most often, I guess because it's used so universally, that language is English. I am very surprised how well people whose native language is not English communicate so well in this forum. If I didn't know that Akinomaki came from Germany or that Gernobono was from Austria, I would have thought that they were born in America. Kintamayama's posts remind me of someone from the USA, not Israel. I am an American and their command of the English language is better than mine. On the other hand, I will retract that statement if I learn that they were originally from the USA and moved to Germany, Austria, and Israel later on. I know others who came to America from foreign countries who also express themselves very clearly in English, both in speech and in writing. Although not being required to do so, I at one time learned basic Spanish and French. Unfortunately, that was long ago and I forgot most of what I had learned. I believe that like many European countries, American students should be required to learn another language but that the choice of language should be theirs. I live in Los Angeles which has a huge Latino population, so that language probably would be Spanish. On the other hand, that choice could be Japanese or another language as well. What annoys me immensely is that many Americans speak English, the one language the they supposedly know, very badly. >Irregardless of what people might say about the matter, knowledge of the English language should not be taken for granite. Although that comment was meant to be humorous, I have heard many people use those expressions and it pains me when I do. I recently listened to someone in a high elected office say that something, "Had went very well". George W. Bush's use of the word "nucular"or however it's spelled drove me crazy. Many Americans don't know the difference between "your" and "you're", "their" and "there", and "its" and "it's". Those words may be acceptable when spoken but when written, they look terrible. However, that doesn't mean that rules of grammar should always be followed. Winston Churchill supposedly once said, "This is the sort of thing I won't put up with". Since one should never technically end a sentence with a preposition such as "with", he (or whoever really did say it) was accused by purists of using extremely poor grammar. The story goes that this person agreed that his use of words was in poor taste and he made a correction. He changed his comment to, "This is the sort of thing up with which I will not put". That seemed to have silenced the critics. To those of you who contribute very understandable comments to this forum and whose native language is not English, I have the following words to say. You have my admiration. Keep doing it. You sound great!
  5. 2 points
    Hakuhou is back. He joined the jungyo in Kyoto as promised yesterday. As he showed up for morning keiko he was cheered on by the fans. "I was happy to hear the fans cheer for me," he said, happily. He did not mount the dohyo but did the Yokozuna dohyo-iri and some exercises and shiko, sweating well. He can reach 1000 wins in Kyushu. "As it is the last basho of the year, I'd like to end it with a smile," he said.
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    Forum software has been updated to the latest version, which includes -- among other things -- fixes to embedding content.
  7. 1 point
    Drrring drrring..drrrring.. drrrring Drrring drrring..drrrring.. drrrring Drrring drrring..drrrring.. drrrring.. Harumafuji: "Pick up the phone already.. This kyujo has made him rusty.." Hakuhou: "OK, OK, hold your horses ..What's the panic?? Everything is cool.." Haru: "Gees, this new 'chill' Hakuhou is annoying. What took you so long to answer the friggin' phone??" Haku: "I did it on purpose so you'd think I have a gigantic mansion and it takes a long time for me to reach my phone.." Haru: "I've been to your house many times and I know it isn't. And you're the only person on earth i know who still uses a land line.." Haku: "What's a land line?" Haru: "Forget it.. Are you coming along nicely?" Haku: "Coming along nicely? What am I, a pregnant woman?" "Haru: "Oh come on, you know what I mean.." Haku: "OK, the toe is fine, the knee is better, I'll be at the jungyo. OK?" Haru: "You bet. We are losing control. Two Japanese yusho this year and still one basho left!" Haku: "You take this stuff too seriously, man.." Haru: " Hakuhou? Are you sure that's you? What pills have they been giving you?" Haku: "Blue ones. Is that good? When does the basho start?" Haru: "Are you kidding me? Get off those pills at once. It's over. Goueidou won. Zensho!" Haku:" Oh my, are you taking the blue pills too?" Haru: "No. It's true. Goueidou.." Haku: "Goueidou? Our Goueidou? Roly poly kadoban guacamole pasty skinned oops I lost to a blind Maegashira 5 rikishi again Goueidou? Are you sure it wasn't Goeido?" Haru: "No, Goueidou." Haku: "Wow, that was a bucket of cold water straight to the face. Do you think if I enter now I can still stop him?" Haru: "Hakuhou, it's over. The basho is over. Done. Finished." Haku: "Hold it. .So now - and I'm being very careful here- so now he's on a tsuna run? Goueidou?? HAHAHAHAHAHA!! I'm dying here.." Haru: "I don't find that funny at all. It's scary. He was scary this basho.He was like a man possessed. If you really want something funny, how about the fact that Kise is the only one of us without a yusho?? Now THAT's funny.." Haku: "Wow, so much to take in.. I should get my TV fixed.." Haru: "And get off them pills. Any pain you have to endure is better than what you've become." Haku: "OK, as soon as I finish my cornflakes with the surprise inside I'll throw away all my pills. But before that, I have to remind you about Guess the Banzuke, of course!!" Rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for thinking Endou has finally made it. Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then, we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be more important now. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied , we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. Then we count the points and go to our daughter's wedding. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted . For rules, standings and getting married without permission: http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm For the nifty entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx Free online live sumo!! http://inyourdreams-suckers.tv Deadline- Monday October 24th, 2016 at 18:00 GMT ("Goeidou Meets Tsuna") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to Goueidou for strengthening my belief that in life, anything can happen. And I mean ANYTHING.
  8. 1 point
    If your native language does happen to be English, you no longer will make my "most admired foreign posters" list. Only those who have learned English as a second language will count. It appears that your primary language could very well be English and therefore, in your case, as much as it bothers me to do so, I will have to retract my previous statement. If my assumption is incorrect and your primary language is Japanese or Hebrew or something else, please correct me. But no matter where you learned it, your knowledge of the English language is still a hell of a lot better than mine.
  9. 1 point
    Irregardless of what people might say about the matter, knowledge of the English language should not be taken for granite.
  10. 1 point
    I just entered my first GTB. I was logically illogical and rationally irrational. Endo gave me problems. I finally promoted him "by the numbers" to M3e. BTW, the entry form was simple and easy. I wish I had entered two and a half years ago.
  11. 1 point
    Makuuchi hopeful Ishiura will have a parade at home in Tottori-city on the 31st (when the banzuke is out) to celebrate his success, together with his "shisho" Hakuho, who suggested a support event in Tottori to him, and with Hakuho's other private deshi in the car as well, return juryo Yamaguchi from the same Tottori Johoku high school. http://www.nnn.co.jp/news/161020/20161020042.html
  12. 1 point
    A gem of a thread! People who learn English (as opposed to being native speakers of English) tend to make choices that are affected by their mother tongue; it's called L1 interference in linguistics. It can be at any level: choice of words, grammatical structure, pronunciation etc. I always find it to be incredibly fascinating, because it teaches me something new about the syntax and use of other languages.
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    @mods: can we please have the language discussion as a separate thread in off-topic Actually, in a recent (but apparently older) program on Konrad Duden, English was put into a group of high-German dialects, and only Dutch to low-German ones - now apparently not even that remains in there, though used all around the North and Baltic sea when the Hanse was still alive. And what was used in Japan to talk with foreigners till the re-opening of the country in the 19th century (an ancient Dutch) was said to be part of it - maybe now not even this remains.
  15. 1 point
    Well, despite Nakagawa, who else could be an option (I assume, they try to solve this within the borders of their ichimon): Kiriyama (consultant) is not allowed to. Takashima (mismanaged his own) probably should not. Tamagaki will take over Tomozuna (most likely). Oshima is inexperienced as a freshly retiree (and maybe intending to revive Oshima stable). The remaining oyakata already serve as shisho. Unless they intend to install an oyakata from another ichimon, it pretty much looks like Nakagawa is the horse to bet on. EDIT: The new multiquote option does not seem to work or I screwed up. Asashosakari's part is missing.
  16. 1 point
    I found this short news video on YouTube.
  17. 1 point
    That happens with all invalid ID numbers. The server-side script that produces those heya pages is probably some sort of database query based on the heya name and doesn't know what to do when there's no argument to filter on, so it just spits out all the available data. What's a bit weird is that the most recent changes (Chiyotaikai among shisho, Tamaasuka and Tokitenku among regular oyakata) are listed well out of place.