2016年3月31日 星期四

bust (ARREST), partake, pathbreaking, capital calls, breaking news/Breakingviews, CCTV for marching orders

From the Fringe 15.10.2007

Bus Driver Sacked After Toilet Paper "Theft"

The health and safety of both the driver of a bus and the passengers must be the priority of all transport companies. However, one firm may have put both at risk in an unprecedented crackdown of diarrhea sufferers.

Germany continues to debate whether increased numbers of security cameras will help reduce the risk of terror attacks.

The German Interior Ministry is particularly keen on rolling out more surveillance systems and while there is a certain amount of concern among civil liberty groups and a percentage of the population, many Germans equate more security with more protection and seem to have few problems with the idea.

One section of the population who may start to have a problem with more CCTV is the nation's bus drivers. While a strategically placed camera may be used to identify a person of specific threat from ending hundreds of people's lives, a single device can also be used to ruin just one person's life and put his career on the skids.

Stomach cramps lead to employment pain
This is exactly what happened to German bus driver Jochen Lorenz. The 58-year-old driver from the central town of Ilmenau -- with no known affiliations with any terrorist group -- was sacked after being spotted taking a roll of toilet paper from the bus depot lavatory.

An Israeli plumber checks a toilet in a Tel Aviv bomb shelterBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Some thought the security measures went too far
Lorenz had arrived at work for his shift at 5:30 a.m., feeling a little under the weather with stomach cramps. He made an emergency visit to the loo shortly before taking his seat at the helm of his bus and, fearing he may be caught short on the route, took a roll from the cubicle just in case.

"I was feeling ill when I arrived at the bus depot. Stomach problems," Lorenz told the Bild Zeitung newspaper. "So I went to the lavatory. Things didn't get better so I took a roll of toilet paper and put it in the bus. I wanted to have some during the drive in case of an emergency."

Bus driver unaware of strict paper controls
The eye-in-the-sky, however, did not look favorably on this. The surveillance cameras had been installed by the powers that be to monitor strict control of toilet paper usage, among other things. This fact, unbeknownst to Lorenz at the time, was made glaringly and painfully obvious when he received his marching orders.

Rock fans with toilet paper  at the Wacken Open Air Rock FestivalBildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Germans showed their solidarity for the sacked driver
The letter of dismissal stated that the quantity of toilet paper was strictly monitored and that a fresh roll of paper had disappeared.
“After the surveillance data was analyzed, it was found that you, Herr Lorenz, were the only user to use the facilities, at 05:49 hours," the letter from the bus company said.

Lorenz protested against the sacking and told his boss that the roll was still in the bus, but to no avail. So Lorenz took the company to court and managed to secure a pay-off settlement totaling €7,500 ($10,625).
DW staff (nda)

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The exhibit at the Rijksmuseum, originally gifted to Willem Drees in 1969 by then US ambassador William Middendorf as a souvenir of a pathbreaking trip by three US astronauts on July 20, 1969.

這塊陳列於國立博物館的展品,原本是由當時的美國大使威廉.米登道夫於1969年,當作是同年7月20日3名美國太空人率先登月的紀念品,贈送給威廉.德瑞斯。 (此姓氏翻譯可能有問題 EE 讀 E")

breaking news


Newly received information about an event that is currently occurring or developing:some breaking news now of a rescue situation in Californiathe announcement will likely be the lead story for the broadcastbarring other major breaking news

closed-circuit television (¦klōzd ¦sər·kət ′tel·ə′vizh·ən) (communications)
Any application of television that does not involve broadcasting for public viewing; the programs can be seen only on specified receivers connected to the television camera by circuits, which include microwave relays and coaxial cables. Abbreviated CCTV.

pathbreaking︰形容詞,開路先鋒的、開創性的。例如︰pathbreaking scientific discoveries(開創性的科學發現。)

Characterized by originality and innovation; pioneering.

capital calls
Requests for additional money required of investors to fund a deficit. A corporate stockholder has no legal obligation to meet a capital call.

cop was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.

bust (ARREST) Show phonetics
verb [T] bust or US bustedbust or US busted SLANG
When the police bust a person they arrest him or her, or when they bust a building or a place they arrest people in it who they believe are breaking the law:
The police busted him because they think he's involved with a terrorist group.

bust Show phonetics
noun [C] SLANG
an occasion when police arrest people who are thought to have broken the law:

In their latest drugs bust police entered a warehouse where cocaine dealers were meeting.

bust noun [C] SLANG
an occasion when police arrest people who are thought to have broken the law:
In their latest drugs bust police entered a warehouse where cocaine dealers were meeting.

━━ v., n. 〔話〕 =burst; 〔話〕 破産[失敗](する[させる]); 【軍】降格する; こわす; 破裂させる; なぐる; 馴らす; 〔米俗〕 逮捕[手入れ](する) ((for)); 〔話〕 どんちゃん騒ぎ; 不景気, 不況; 〔話〕 殴打.
bust out 〔米〕 一斉に開花する; 〔俗〕 脱走する ((of)).
bust up 〔俗〕 けんかする; 〔米〕 破損する; 〔米〕 別れる.━━ a. 〔話〕 壊れた; 破産した.
bust・er ━━ n. 〔話〕 こわす人[もの], 暴風; 〔俗〕 すごい人[子]; 〔俗〕 (時にB-) ((呼びかけ)) 小僧, にいさん, 君; =baby buster.
bust-up 〔英〕 けんか; 離婚, 解散.

partake (EAT/DRINK) Show phonetics
verb [I] partook, partaken OLD-FASHIONED OR HUMOROUS
to eat or drink:
Would you care to partake of a little wine with us?

booze Show phonetics 即上文的 liquid
noun [U] INFORMALalcohol:
The party's at Kate's on Friday night - bring some booze.

poor, without a job or a place to live, and often drinking too much alcoholmarching orders plural noun (US USUALLY walking papers) INFORMAL
If you give someone their marching orders, you ask them to leave a place or a job because they have done something wrong:
Three players got their marching orders last week.
She was called into the boss's office and given her marching orders

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