2009年6月14日 星期日

reverberate, golden parachute, export-led boom, cart away


MEMO FROM TEHRAN
Reverberations as Door Slams on Hope of Change
By BILL KELLER
Iran’s election ended with smoldering anger, crushed hopes and punctured illusions on the ground in Tehran and in the policy centers of Western capitals.



In the Public Sector, And Well-Compensated

As part of his battle against excessive pay packages, President Obama has taken aim at golden parachutes -- those hefty lump sums that top executives cart away when they leave a job. But the practice is so entrenched that many of the president's own top recruits for White House positions are...
(By Tomoeh Murakami Tse, The Washington Post)
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1. on Page 4:
"... text affects the reader and, indeed, what produces such effects on the reader as do occur. What makes great stories reverberate with such liveliness in our ordinarily mundane minds? ..."
2. on Page 128:
"... its dra- matic speech act (in Iser's sense), makes the drama reverberate in our reflection. It is an invitation to reflection about manners, morals, and the human condition. This is not abstraction ..."


Plunge in Exports Reverberates Across Asia
Japan reported yesterday that its exports plunged a record 27 percent in November, signaling a dramatic deterioration in the world's second-largest economy and the collapse of the export-led boom that had lifted many Asian nations.
(By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post)

Slowdown in Persian Gulf Reverberates in Middle East

By MICHAEL SLACKMAN
A slowdown in the Persian Gulf might feel like a crash landing in places like Egypt, Jordan and Syria, where gulf money has helped prop up strained economies.




Senator Barack Obama and two other prominent Democrats urged federal housing regulators on Tuesday to cut the golden parachutes of the ousted leaders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, another sign that the government bailout of those mortgage giants could reverberate through the presidential campaign, The New York Times' Eric Dash reported.

all-digital v analog signals
TV Stations Make Digital Switch

TV stations across the U.S. are cutting their analog signals, ending a six-decade era for the technology, converting to an all-digital broadcast spectrum

golden parachute noun [C] MAINLY US INFORMAL
a large payment made to someone who has an important job with a company when they are forced to leave their job


reverberate
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verb
1 [I] LITERARY If a loud deep sound reverberates, it continues to be heard around an area, so that the area seems to shake:
The narrow street reverberated with/to the sound of the workmen's drills.

2 [I + adverb or preposition] If an event or idea reverberates somewhere, it has an effect on everyone or everything in a place or group:
News of the disaster reverberated around the organization.
The surge in US share prices reverberated across the globe.

reverberation Show phonetics
noun [C usually plural; U] LITERARY
She felt the reverberation(s) in her chest and cursed the drilling outside.
This move is likely to have reverberations (= effects) throughout the health service.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


蝴蝶效應??
WSJ 的漢文標題經常”弄巧成拙、自曝其短”: 下標題者根本是道聽途說所謂「蝴蝶效應」。
”中國煤炭需求在全球產生蝴蝶效應” China's Coal Demand Reverberates






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━━ v. 反射する; 反響する[させる] ((with)).
re・ver・ber・ant ━━ a.
reverberating [reverberatory] furnace 反射炉.
re・ver・ber・a・tion ━━ n.
reverberation time 【音響】反響, 残響(時間).
re・ver・ber・a・to・ry ━━ a., n. 反響[射]の; 反射炉.

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