2017年4月7日 星期五

utility, dosimeter, put someone on notice

Donald Trump has delivered a strong message not only to Syria’s dictator but also to the wider world.

By sending a salvo of missiles, Mr Trump has put Assad on notice
FT.COM


By refusing to rein in oil production while prices fell, the Saudis permitted a big surplus to grow and served notice on higher-cost rivals that they would not prop up other people’s profit margins at the expense of their own market share. Oil is being stored in the hope that demand and prices will pick up later. So stocks, plus renewed political worries, have pushed the price of oil back over $60http://econ.st/1G3TADE
STAGE one of Saudi Arabia’s plan—or perhaps hope—to restructure the oil market is taking longer than expected.
ECON.ST




Ukraine Puts ‘Extremists’ on Notice After Deadly Clashes
By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER
The authorities announced a nationwide “anti-terrorist” crackdown on Wednesday, saying groups had torched buildings and seized arms, a day after the capital roiled with the worst violence yet in three months of protests.




Doubting Assurances, Japanese Find Radioactivity on Their Own
New York Times
By KEN BELSON IWAKI, Japan — Kiyoko Okoshi had a simple goal when she spent about $625 for a dosimeter: she missed her daughter and grandsons and wanted them to come home. Chuhei Sakai, left, a farmer, and Shinzo Kimura, a specialist in



Google: 'We Don't Want to Be a Utility'
New York Times
Google Google's PowerMeter allows consumers to monitor their home energy use from any Web connection. Ed Lu, the former astronaut and now program manager ...




put someone on notice (or serve notice)

warn someone of something about or likely to occur, especially in a formal or threatening manner: we’re going to put foreign governments on notice that we want a change of trade policyMore example sentences
  • We just want to put him on notice to remind him what we will be doing.
  • ISPs have been made responsible for removing illegal and harmful content under so-called notice and takedown procedures, once they have been put on notice by a complainant.
  • Another 300 letters will go to bars and clubs in Hong Kong putting them on notice of what constitutes the legal and illegal screening of pay-TV services.

dosimeter
(dō-sĭm'ĭ-tər) pronunciation
n.
An instrument that measures and indicates the amount of x-rays or radiation absorbed in a given period. 


u·til·i·ty (yū-tĭl'ĭ-tē) pronunciation
n., pl., -ties.
  1. The quality or condition of being useful; usefulness: "I have always doubted the utility of these conferences on disarmament" (Winston S. Churchill).
  2. A useful article or device.
    1. A public utility.
    2. A commodity or service, such as electricity, water, or public transportation, that is provided by a public utility.
  3. Computer Science. A utility program.
adj.
  1. Used, serving, or working in several capacities as needed, especially:
    1. Prepared to play any of the smaller theatrical roles on short notice: a utility cast member.
    2. Capable of playing as a substitute in any of several positions: a utility infielder.
  2. Designed for various often heavy-duty practical uses: a utility knife; a utility vehicle.
  3. Raised or kept for the production of a farm product rather than for show or as pets: utility livestock.
  4. Of the lowest U.S. Government grade: utility beef.
[Middle English utilite, from Old French, from Latin ūtilitās, from ūtilis, useful, from ūtī, to use.]

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