2015年9月10日 星期四

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That's no yolk! Beckham smashes an egg into his famous hair during friendly game of 'Russian Roulette' with US TV host Fallon

Adding the win to his storied list of accomplishments with Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy, the star athlete cracked an egg against the late night host's forehead.
The game is a long-running gag on Fallon's show, but after cracking the ovum Beckham did something unexpected.
The former England skipper took a handful of the raw yolk and slathered it into his own thick mane, apparently in a show of solidarity and sportsmanship.


He ran around like a headless chicken... for 18 months. And that's no yolk.

A large car bomb has exploded in the northern Basque city of Bilbao near the headquarters of the TV station ETB. Police said that the TV station had been evacuated following a bomb warning in the name of Basque separatist group ETA and that there were no injuries. ETA has been fighting for Basque independence since 1968. It has been blamed for more than 800 deaths in that time.


At the UJA-Federation of New York's annual Wall Street Dinner on Tuesday, the subject of the financial industry's woes was the center of official discussion. But the purported acts of Bernard L. Madoff, a UJA supporter, were relegated to informal gossip.

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China Doubts Bus Blasts Are Linked to Separatists

By JIM YARDLEY and IAN URBINA
Chinese authorities discounted claims by a purported Uighur Muslim group in which the group’s leader threatened the Olympic Games and took responsibility for fatal bus explosions.


purported
adj.

Assumed to be such; supposed: the purported author of the story.
purportedly pur·port'ed·ly adv.

《國際先驅論壇報》報道,西方國家認為,前塞爾維亞總統米洛舍維奇對阿爾巴尼亞少數民族的殘酷迫害,使塞爾維亞在道義上和 法律上"無顏"對科索沃行使主權,但塞爾維亞和堅決反對科索沃獨立的俄國表示,科索沃宣佈獨立的行為不僅是對國際法的嚴重踐踏,更向其他民族分裂分子發出 了錯誤信號。

Kosovo Is Recognized but Rebuked by Others

By NICHOLAS KULISH and C. J. CHIVERS
Kosovo won the recognition of the United States and its biggest Western European allies, but was rejected by other states facing their own separatist movements.


separate
Show phonetics
adjective
existing or happening independently or in a different physical space:
The art department and the main college are in two separate buildings.
I try to keep meat separate from other food in the fridge.
I have my public life and my private life, and as far as possible I try to keep them separate.
Three youths have been shot and killed in separate incidents this month.

separate Show phonetics
verb
1 [I or T] to (cause to) divide into parts:
The north and south of the country are separated by a mountain range.
You can get a special device for separating egg whites from yolks.
The top and bottom sections are quite difficult to separate.

2 [I or T] to make people move apart or into different places, or to move apart:
At school they always tried to separate Jane and me because we were troublemakers.
Somehow, in the rush to get out of the building, I got separated from my mother.
Perhaps we should separate now and meet up later.

3 [T] to consider two people or things as different or not related:
You can't separate morality from politics.

4 [I] If a liquid separates it becomes two different liquids.

5 [I] to start to live in a different place from your husband or wife because the relationship has ended:
My parents separated when I was six and divorced a couple of years later.

separable Show phonetics
adjective SLIGHTLY FORMAL
able to be separated from each other
Compare inseparable.

separately Show phonetics
adverb
not together:
Detectives interviewed the men separately over several days.
I tend to wear the jacket and skirt separately rather than as a suit.
I think we'd better deal with these two points separately.

separates Show phonetics
plural noun
pieces of women's clothing that are bought separately and not as part of a suit:
Ladies' separates are on the next floor, madam.

separation Show phonetics
noun
1 [U] when two or more people or things are separated:
During the war many couples had to endure long periods of separation (= not being together).
After many years the government finally abandoned its apartheid system of racial separation.

2 [C or U] an arrangement, often legal, by which two married people stop living together as husband and wife:
Couples may agree to divorce each other after a separation.
They're considering separation as an option.

separatism Show phonetics
noun [U]
the belief held by a racial, religious or other group within a country that they should be independent and have their own government or in some way live apart from other people:
Basque separatism (西班牙)

separatist Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone who is a member of a racial, religious or other group within a country and who believes that this group should be independent and have their own government or in some way live apart from other people


The yolk of a chicken egg

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