2017年4月19日 星期三

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America’s homicide clearance rate—the percentage of solved crimes that lead to arrest—has fallen in the past 50 years, from around 90% in 1965 to around 64% in 2012, according to federal statistics. This means more than 211,000 homicides committed since 1980 remain unsolved. Every year introduces nearly 5,000 morehttp://econ.st/1LKIg5h

Solving homicides
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China's crush on London's male commuters

  • 4 March 2015



Image of George on Tube Crush

Here's something that surprised us when we saw it trending in China: the "handsome" men of the London public transport system.


John Updike’s early infatuation with cartoons influenced his writing more than one might think. Jeet Heer writes about Updike’s fan letters to comic artists and the bedesque, or “comic strip-influenced,” nature of his prose.

As a boy, John Updike adored comics—he wrote fan letters to cartoonists, and their work influenced his distinctive prose style.
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New York on Track for Fewest Homicides on Record
By AL BAKER
Despite a bad economy, the city is set to have the fewest homicides in a 12-month period since 1962.

Facebook Gives Birth to the Retrosexual

By Claire Suddath
Thanks to Facebook, more people are hooking up with long-lost crushes. Some are better off lost



While the Washington Post fronts the Obama plan, it chooses to lead with the more sensational news of a possible arrest in the eight-year-old murder case of Chandra Levy. The Post has long been infatuated with the Levy case, describing it as "one of the most famous unsolved homicide cases in Washington history."

Food manufacturers are responding to the ban on television ads for junk foods with both good and dodgy practices.

A wave of bad health reports and an obesity scare has turned politicians’ heads in Great Britain. Now, a long discussed and controversial ban on junk food advertising on television targeting children under 16 has been put into effect. Food manufacturers and advertising agencies have started changing their target audience – but are they really changing their tune?

Steve Jobs' love affair with Japan
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was somewhat well-known for being a Japanese Zen Buddhist, but few knew how deep his infatuation with Japan ran and how it helped shape who he was and the company he created. ...


homicide
  1. The killing of one person by another.
  2. A person who kills another person.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin homicīdium and homicīda : homō, man + -cīdium and -cīda, -cide.]

儘管驗屍報告的結論在2天前就外洩,洛杉磯郡法醫辦公室昨天正式公布麥可傑克森死於「他殺」,死因為「急性普洛福中毒」。
辦公室沒有公布驗屍報告全文,僅在簡短聲明中表示,法醫還在麥可體內驗出多種鎮靜劑、止痛劑、興奮劑,全部都是處方藥品,但沒有說明是否所有藥品都從同一來源取得?
「他殺」的用詞僅能證明不是自殺,麥可的私人醫師康納莫瑞日前坦承過量混合施打靜脈注射鎮靜劑「普洛福」、及鎮靜劑「安定文」,檢方必須證明他出於意圖致麥可於死,才能將康納以「謀殺」罪名起訴。也因此,藥品是否全部來自康納成了辦案關鍵。



turn sb's head

If something turns someone's head, it has an influence on how they behave, especially by making them too proud:
Success has never turned her head - she's still the same simple unaffected girl she always was.


turn one's head


1. Cause to become infatuated, as in The new teacher turned all the girls' heads. [Mid-1800s]
2. Cause to become conceited, as in Winning that prize has turned his head. A 16th-century translator of Seneca used this phrase: "His head was turned by too great success" ( Ad Lucullus, 1571).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 1997crush
noun
  1. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crowd, drove, flock, horde, mass, mob, multitude, press, ruck, swarm, throng. See big/small/amount, group.
  2. An extravagant, short-lived romantic attachment: infatuation. See excite/bore/interest, sex/asexual.


infatuated
adjective
having a very strong but not usually lasting feeling of love or attraction for someone or something:
She was infatuated with her boss.

infatuation
noun [C or U]
It's just an infatuation. She'll get over it.
No one expected their infatuation with each other to last.

in・fat・u・ate



 ━━ vt. 愚かにする; ((普通受身で)) (女などに)夢中にさせる ((with, by)).
in・fat・u・at・ed ━━ a. 夢中の, うつつを抜かしている.
in・fat・u・a・tion ━━ n. 夢中, 心酔; 夢中にさせるもの.

crush
krʌʃ/
verb
  1. 1.
    deform, pulverize, or force inwards by compressing forcefully.
    "you can crush a pill between two spoons"
    synonyms:squashsqueezepresscompressMore
  2. 2.
    violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion).
    "the government had taken elaborate precautions to crush any resistance"
    synonyms:suppress, put down, quellquashsquash, stamp out, put an end to, put a stop to, overcomeoverpowerdefeatextinguishvanquish, triumph over, break, bring someone to their knees, represssubdue
    "the new regime ruthlessly crushed all popular uprisings"
noun
  1. 1.
    a crowd of people pressed closely together.
    "a number of youngsters fainted in the crush"
    synonyms:crowdthronghordeswarmseamasspackpressmultitudemobMore
  2. 2.
    informal
    a brief but intense infatuation for someone, especially someone unattainable.
    "she did have a crush on Dr Russell"
    synonyms:infatuationobsessionlovepassion, passing fancy; More




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