2017年4月5日 星期三

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"Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.'
--from THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH (1953)



Using Google Maps to navigate sidewalks can be especially frustrating for users in wheelchairs, or others with mobility issues.(via Discovery News)


The Seattle-based app, called AccessMaps, offers pedestrians detailed route information like sidewalk interruptions and takes into account the user's level of mobility.
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Employee mobility is here to stay--
why it doesn't have to be a bad thingDespite the earnest efforts of many executives to win the so-called war for talent, employee mobility remains a fact of life. What are managers to do?

The traditional solution has been to focus on strengthening employee-retention programs in order to curb worker turnover. Research indicates that companies would benefit instead from developing new strategies that--rather than focus on suppressing employee mobility--actively seek to exploit the potential opportunities it creates. More (free full text).


Many artists have been superb entrepreneurs. Businesspeople would do well to take a leaf out of their book.

Therefore, when you take a leaf from someone's book, you are copying what the individual has written. The original meaning of this idiom was therefore to 'plagiarise'. Nowadays, the expression has lost its negative connotation and is used only in a positive sense: to imitate someone.Jan 22, 2008

What is the meaning and origin of 'take a leaf out of someone's book ...

www.thehindu.com/todays.../tp...meaning...origin...take-a-leaf.../article1438531.ece


Flexibility, Mobility, and Stability | Fix.com


https://www.fix.com/blog/flexibility-mobility-stability/

Sep 30, 2015 - A good level of mobility allows a person to perform movements without restriction, ... Stability is defined as the ability to maintain control of joint ...







mobile (ABLE TO MOVE) adjective
able to move freely or be easily moved:
You've broken your ankle but you'll be fully mobile (= able to walk as usual) within a couple of months.

mobility
noun [U] SLIGHTLY FORMAL
Some neck injuries cause total loss of mobility below the point of injury.
I prefer the mobility of a hand-held camera.
See also upward mobility at upwardly mobile.



suppress (PREVENT)
verb [T]
to prevent something from being seen or expressed or from operating:
She couldn't suppress her anger/annoyance/delight.
His feelings of resentment have been suppressed for years.
The government tried to suppress the book because of the information it contained about the security services.
The virus suppresses the body's immune system.

suppression 
noun [U]
suppression of evidence/emotions/free speech, etc.

suppressor
noun [C]
a thing or person that prevents something bad from happening:
Plastic is a good weed suppressor (= a substance which stops them from growing).

suppress (END BY FORCE)
verb [T]
to end something by force:
The Hungarian uprising in 1956 was suppressed by the Soviet Union.

suppression
noun [U]
brutal police suppression of the riots

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