Latin America supports and the US acquiesces (http://bit.ly/1DydB5g)
Despite Venezuela’s economic turmoil and ongoing social and political challenges, the administration of the president, Nicolás Maduro, has managed to find time to mount a bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Surprisingly, this bid has received unanimous support from the Latin America and Caribbean region. Yet more surprising is the fact that the US has so far indicated that it will not block Venezuela's bid, raising the prospect that the latter could gain a seat for 2015.
Amid Uproar Over Spying, Europe Delays Privacy Law
By ANDREW HIGGINS and JAMES KANTER
Germany’s acquiescence in a British-led effort to freeze a new data privacy law highlighted what appear to be contradictions between the verbal support for privacy among European leaders and their policy decisions.
This does not mean acquiescence with the DPP’s independence-leaning stance, however. China, it appears, wants to persuade DPP politicians that the mainland is not as threatening as they think. “They realise what kind of war we are fighting” against free-trade sceptics in Taiwan’s parliament, says Mr Cho, the negotiator. Mr Ma, commander-in-chief of that war, has recently done his troops few favours.
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Australopithecus sediba apparently lived on a diet of leaves, fruits, wood and bark, scientists reported, while other hominins in Africa mainly consumed grasses.
Australopithecus (Latin australis "southern", Greek πίθηκος pithekos "ape") is a genus of hominids that is now extinct. From the evidence gathered by palaeontologists and archaeologists, it appears that the Australopithecus genus evolved in eastern Africa around 4 million years ago before spreading throughout the continent and eventually becoming extinct 2 million years ago. During this time period various forms of australopiths existed, including Australopithecus anamensis, A. afarensis, A. sediba, and A. africanus. There is still some debate amongst academics whether certain African hominid species of this time, such as A. robustus and A. boisei, constitute members of the same genus; if so, they would be considered to be robust australopiths whilst the others would be considered gracile australopiths. However, if these species do indeed constitute their own genus, then they may be given their own name, the Paranthropus.
The Language of Austral Land
quiescence (kwee-ES-uhns, kwi-)
noun: A state of rest, inactivity, or quietness.
From Latin quiescere (to become quiet), from quies (quiet).
"The Copenhagen debacle could lead to a period of quiescence in which not much is done to pursue climate-change policy." — Anthony Giddens; Start the World, We Want to Get On; NewStatesman (London, UK); Feb 8, 2010.
In an interview this summer with Nicholas D. Kristof, a Times columnist, the Dalai Lama made clear his acquiescence to another of Beijing’s demands — that Tibet accept the socialist system under Communist Party rule. If China’s leaders doubt his sincerity, they should test him with good-faith negotiations.
ROME — Pope Benedict XVI, in a rare papal acquiescence to protest, has canceled a speech at the prestigious Sapienza University here amid opposition by professors and students who say he is hostile to science.
acquiesce verb [I] FORMAL ━━ vi. 黙従［黙認］する ((in,to)).
to accept or agree to something, often unwillingly:
Reluctantly, he acquiesced to/in the plans.
She has a very acquiescent nature (= agrees to everything without complaining).
I was surprised by her acquiescence to/in the scheme.
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