2013年3月26日 星期二

Cypriot, demining, de- ,booby trap, genetically modified, leach, bucket, segmentation,

 
 Cypriot government calls on lawmakers to pass 'Plan B' bailout package


The government of Cyprus has called on lawmakers to pass a tough bailout bill. The country needs to raise almost six billion euros to qualify for an international bailout and stave off looming insolvency.

Merkel's warning to Cyprus
 
Making Customer Segmentation Deliver
by Corey Yulinsky

As the ability to gather sophisticated data grows, here’s a four-step process for making segmentation drive improved performance.
Allies hit Taliban stronghold
U.S., Afghan and U.K. forces cleared mined streets and booby-trapped buildings as they pressed deeper into a Taliban stronghold.


China Widens Food Tests on Signs of New Safety Risks
Regulators announced the move amid growing signs that an industrial chemical called melamine had leached into the nation’s animal feed supplies.




29.03. - Greek and Turkish Cypriots take by agreeing to open up a street in
divided Nicosia

Demining experts from the United Nations have been checking for booby traps
along the border that divides the Cypriot capital, Nicosia

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evy0o5I44va89pI1

Inside Europe | 02.08.2008 | 07:05

Genetically modified tobacco could help to locate landmines

Tobacco might be a much maligned plant for our health but it potentially could help to save lives.

A Danish bio-technology firm has genetically modified a tobacco plant to make its leaves change colour - from green to red - when it detects nitrogen dioxide. A compound known to leach into the soil from landmines.
In many parts of the world anti-personnel landmines remain a deadly legacy of conflict that kill thousands of people every year. Clearing mines is a costly, labour intensive and dangerous process.
Sniffer dogs, armoured vehicles and robots can be used to detect and clear mines but much of the work by demining teams must be done manually. Sowing mine infested land with the genetically modified tobacco could help to locate landmines quickly from a distance.
Steen Thaarup is the CEO of Aresa in Copenhagen and says the firm is about to commence field trials in Serbia next week.
Interview: Guy Degen /Steen Thaarup



de- Show phonetics
prefix
used to add the meaning 'opposite', 'remove' or 'reduce' to a noun or verb:
the deforestation of the rainforests
the denationalization of the coal industry
Once you've written a computer program, you have to debug (= remove the errors from) it.

mine (BOMB)

de-mining
Demining is the process of removing land mines or naval mines from an area.
Minesweeping is the detection of such mines.


booby trap noun [C],
something dangerous, especially a bomb, that is hidden inside somewhere that looks safe:
The bodyguard was killed while checking the president's car for booby traps.
a booby-trap bomb
They put a bucket of water on top of his door as a booby trap.

booby-trap Show phonetics
verb [T]
The police discovered that the car was booby-trapped.


genetically modified adjective (ALSO genetically engineered) 有翻譯成"轉基因的"
describes a plant or animal that has had some of its genes changed scientifically:
genetically modified food/crops




The Promise of “Self-segmentation”

by Nick Wreden

Rather than putting consumers in arbitrary “buckets” for targeting, marketers should join them online in communities of passion and interest.


Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile’s Google Phone
By JOHN MARKOFF
A computer security specialist said the flaw could be exploited by an attacker who might trick a G1 user into visiting a booby-trapped Web site.





booby trap
 いたずら仕掛 ((ドアを開けると物が落ちてくるなどの)); 【軍】偽装爆弾.
booby trap noun [C]
something dangerous, especially a bomb, that is hidden inside somewhere that looks safe:
The bodyguard was killed while checking the president's car for booby traps.
a booby-trap bomb
They put a bucket of water on top of his door as a booby trap.

booby-trap Show phonetics
verb [T]
The police discovered that the car was booby-trapped.

In Algeria, a suicide bomber has driven a booby-trapped car into a convoy in the east of the country, wounding nine people including two French engineers and an Italian. The attack comes less than one day after Al-Qaeda's number two man Ayman al-Zawahiri announced in a
-->video message that Spanish and French nationals would be targeted and "cleansed" from north Africa.



booby Show phonetics
noun [C] (US ALSO boob) OLD-FASHIONED
a stupid person


bucket

n.
    1. A cylindrical vessel used for holding or carrying liquids or solids; a pail.
    2. The amount that a bucket can hold: One bucket of paint will be enough for the ceiling.
  1. A unit of dry measure in the U.S. Customary System equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters).
  2. A receptacle on various machines, such as the scoop of a power shovel or the compartments on a water wheel, used to gather and convey material.
  3. Basketball. A basket.

v., -et·ed, -et·ing, -ets. v.tr.
  1. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket: bucket up water from a well.
  2. To ride (a horse) long and hard.
v.intr.
  1. To move or proceed rapidly and jerkily: bucketing over the unpaved lane.
  2. To make haste; hustle.
idiom:
a drop in the bucket
  1. An insufficient or inconsequential amount in comparison with what is required.
[Middle English, from Old French buket, of Germanic origin.]



leach
v., leached, leach·ing, leach·es. v.tr.
  1. To remove soluble or other constituents from by the action of a percolating liquid.
  2. To empty; drain: “a world leached of pleasure, voided of meaning” (Marilynne Robinson).
v.intr.
To be dissolved or passed out by a percolating liquid.
n.
  1. The act or process of leaching.
  2. A porous, perforated, or sievelike vessel that holds material to be leached.
  3. The substance through which a liquid is leached.
[From Middle English leche, leachate, from Old English *lece, muddy stream; akin to leccan, to moisten.]
leachability leach'a·bil'i·ty n.
leachable leach'a·ble adj.
leacher leach'er n.


leach



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━━ v.(こ)す; (可溶成分を)漉して取る; (水などにさらして)可溶成分を取る; 浸出する; 溶解する.
━━ n. ろ過; ろ過器[液], あく.
leach・ing ━━ n. 【化】浸出.



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