2007年8月30日 星期四

conclave Bioneer

China's finance minister resigned in an unusually abrupt change ahead of a major Communist Party conclave in October, but his departure is unlikely to result in any significant policy shift.

conclave ━━ n.カトリック】教皇選挙会議; ((一般に)) 秘密会議.

n.
  1. A secret or confidential meeting.
  2. Roman Catholic Church.
    1. The private rooms in which the cardinals meet to elect a new pope.
    2. The meeting held to elect a new pope.
  3. A meeting of family members or associates.

[Middle English, private chamber, conclave of cardinals, from Latin conclāve, lockable room : com-, com- + clāvis, key.]

conclave 拜天主教宗若望保祿二世辭世新聞而受矚目,意指「秘密會議」,以這件新聞而論,專指天主教樞機主教選舉教宗的秘密會議。.. chimney pipe that will bellow white smoke to alert the world that a new pope has been elected, as the Vatican made final preparations for next week's conclave ...



IN BRIEF: A secret or confidential meeting.

pronunciation The conclave was necessary so their competitors didn't learn of their secrets.

Tutor's tip: The "conclave" (private meeting or session) met in a large "concave" (curved like the inside of a bowl) room.


Bioneer
"Bioneers" (root: "biological pioneers") is a term coined by filmmaker, author and eco-activist Kenny Ausubel to describe very diverse individuals and groups working in a broad array of fields who (initially often unbeknownst to each other) generate creative solutions to environmental and socio-cultural crises rooted in a few shared values, including holistic (or "whole systems") thinking, a view of all life as interdependent, and mutual aid.

In many cases the technological or social solutions to problems they propose are founded on emulation of natural self-organizing systems.

Ausubel founded an annual conference of the same name, which currently takes place in San Rafael, California, the third weekend in October, to highlight the work of these figures and to help support, nurture and propagate their ideas and models. It has, over the course of the last 15 years become, arguably, the nation's leading (and certainly its most diverse, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary) independent eco-conclave, bringing together some of the most accomplished doers and thinkers.


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