2009年4月16日 星期四

the tab,insert

U.K. Pub Owners Face Rising Debt Tab
As U.K. pub crawlers drink at home more often, two big pub owners are selling or closing hundreds of locations to pay the tab they rang up during a decade-long expansion.

Interactive Graphic: Adding Up the Government’s Total Bailout Tab

An overview of government support, beyond the $700 billion bailout known as TARP, given to companies from banks to car companies.




The big test of whether Wall Street brass got the message that high living on the corporate tab is now unacceptable is yet to come.

Go to Article from Reuters via The New York Times»



Bonuses for Watchdogs?

A new pay system might give regulators more incentive to keep tabs on Wall Street next time. More»




Hazard: Delayed ignition due to a build-up of propane gas can cause the insert�s glass cover to break, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Picture of Recalled Propane Gas Fireplace Insert with location of Model and Serial Number Indicated

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The fine, which had been expected, is the largest the EU has ever imposed against a single company in an antitrust case. It is the third against Microsoft and brings the company's total tab in fines to €1.68 billion, or about $2.5 billion at current exchange rates.

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How to Keep Our Bridges Safe

By Steven Malanga

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The tragic bridge collapse in Minneapolis is a stark reminder that too much of our transportation infrastructure is not well-maintained and requires extensive, costly investments to be fixed or even, in some cases, completely replaced.

Nearly a fifth of America's roads are now considered in poor shape and about one-in-four bridges is rated "structurally deficient." The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the cost to fix these problems is a staggering $460 billion. The tab grows far larger when you add in the hundreds of billions to build the new transportation infrastructure that's needed to handle the country's growth.

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tab

noun [C]
1 a small piece of paper, metal, etc. that is fixed to something larger and is used for giving information, fastening, opening, etc:
Make a file for these documents and write 'finance' on the tab.
Insert Tab A into Slot A and glue, before standing the model upright.

2 US (UK ringpull) the small piece of metal, often joined to a ring, which is pulled off or pushed into the top of a can to open it

3 NORTHERN ENGLISH a cigarette

4 (ALSO tab of acid) INFORMAL a small piece of paper containing the drug LSD

the tab noun [S] MAINLY US INFORMAL
the total money charged in a restaurant or hotel for food, drinks etc:
He kindly offered to pick up the tab (= pay).

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pick up the bill/tab (US ALSO pick up the check) INFORMAL
to pay for what has been bought, especially a meal in a restaurant

insert Show phonetics
verb [T]
to put something inside something else, or to add something, especially words, to something else:
Insert the key in/into the lock.
I've filled in the form, but you still need to insert (= add) your bank details and date of birth.

insert Show phonetics
noun [C]
something that is made to go inside or into something else:
These magazines have too many annoying inserts (= extra loose pages) advertising various products.

insertion Show phonetics
noun [U]
Scientists hope that the insertion of normal genes into the diseased cells will provide a cure.

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