2016年1月29日 星期五

emerge (APPEAR), emergency, intestinal parasite, detach, army, presenter

Contrary to the wild accusations against him, Barack Obama is not the hidden hand behind the Middle East's tumult. In truth, he hates to take sides, fearing that any fresh entanglements may prove as bloody and costly as George W. Bush's. But sometimes sides should be taken. Detachment can also be a sin http://econ.st/17dz2bY

In Some Swimming Pools, a Nasty Intestinal Parasite
A swimming pool can offer relief from summer heat, but swimmers should know what they are jumping into. It could be a soup of nasty parasites.
Many of the shoppers and even the store manager said they had no idea that months earlier the same toy, made by Montreal-based Mega Brands Inc., had been recalled around the world, including in China. An American child had died after swallowing tiny magnets that detached from a similar Magnetix toy, and more than two dozen other children had required emergency intestinal surgery.
許多消費者甚至商場經理都表示﹐他們並不知道幾個月前這種由蒙特利爾玩具公司Mega Brands Inc.出品的玩具在全球範圍被召回﹐其中也包括中國。該產品召回的原因是一名美國兒童在玩類似款型的Magnetix玩具時﹐將積木上的小磁石拆下並吞 入肚中﹐最終不治而亡。此外還有幾十名兒童也因為相同原因而進行了緊急腸道手術。

“When you think of artists today like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, who have armies of assistants virtually creating their work, does it really matter?” Mr. Elderfield said. “I don’t think it does. In de Kooning’s case, we know his hand is in all his work.”

Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of China's central bank, has suggested creating a “super- sovereign reserve currency” to replace the dollar over the long run. He would sharply enhance the global role of special drawing rights, the international asset created by the International Monetary Fund in the late 1960s and just given an enormous boost by the decision of the Group of 20 to expand its issuance by $250bn (€189bn, £171bn). These are the first big proposals for international monetary reform from China or indeed any emerging market economy and deserve to be taken seriously for that reason alone.
Auto parts supplier Delphi said Thursday it has won approval from nearly all of its creditors, and cleared away an objection by bondholders, for its plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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emerge (BECOME KNOWN) Show phonetics
verb [I]
to become known, especially as a result of examination or questioning:
The facts behind the scandal are sure to emerge eventually.
[+ that] It has emerged that secret talks had been going on between the two companies before the takeover was announced.
She's the most exciting British singer to emerge on the pop scene for a decade.
emerge (APPEAR) Show phonetics
verb [I]
1 to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something:
She emerged from the sea, blue with cold.

2 to come to the end of a difficult period or experience:
The Prince emerged unscathed from the scandal.

emergence Show phonetics
noun [U]
the process of appearing:
The emergence of small Japanese cars in the 1970s challenged the US and European manufacturers.

emerging Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] (FORMAL emergent)
starting to exist:
Western governments should be giving more aid to the emerging democracies of the Third World.
emergent economies/markets

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

emerge pronunciation

IN BRIEF: To appear. Also: To rise from.

pronunciation Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
Tutor's tip: After you "emerge" (to become visible; to become apparent) from the locker room you might "immerge" (to plunge) into a swimming pool.

(är') pronunciation
n., pl., -mies.
    1. A large body of people organized and trained for land warfare.
    2. often Army The entire military land forces of a country.
    3. A tactical and administrative military unit consisting of a headquarters, two or more corps, and auxiliary forces.
  1. A large group of people organized for a specific cause: the construction army that built the Panama Canal.
  2. A multitude; a host: An army of waiters served at the banquet. See synonyms at multitude.
[Middle English armee, from Old French, from Medieval Latin armāta, from Latin, feminine past participle of armāre, to arm, from arma, arms.]

About Stephen Sackur
en Sackur in the HardTalk studio
HARDtalk is broadcast on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News

Stephen Sackur, HARDtalk's presenter, has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986.
Before taking over on the BBC News 24 and BBC World flagship current affairs interview programme, he had been based in Brussels for three years as the BBC's Europe Correspondent.
Prior to this, Stephen was the BBC's Washington Correspondent from July 1997.
He has interviewed Presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton, covered the 2000 US Presidential Elections, the Clinton scandal and impeachment trial.
Stephen has also been the BBC Middle East Correspondent in both Cairo (from 1992 to 1995) and Jerusalem (from 1995 to 1997), covering the peace process, the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the emergence of the Palestinian Authority under the late Yasser Arafat.
Stephen was appointed as a BBC Foreign Correspondent in 1990.
He was part of the BBC's team of correspondents covering the Gulf War, spending eight weeks with the British Army when the conflict began.

Stephen filming the programme introduction in Moscow
Stephen filming the programme introduction in Moscow

He was the first correspondent to break the story of the mass killing on the Basra road out of Kuwait City, marking the end of the war. He wrote a book about his experiences - On The Basra Road - named as one of the Books of the Year by The Spectator magazine.
He travelled back to Iraq just after the downfall of Saddam Hussein and filed the first television reports on Iraq's mass graves containing the bodies of thousands of victims of Saddam's regime.
Born in Lincolnshire, Stephen was educated at both Cambridge and Harvard universities.
He is married with three children.

emergency noun [C or U]
something dangerous or serious, such as an accident, which happens suddenly or unexpectedly and needs immediate action in order to avoid harmful results:
How would disabled people escape in an emergency?
Is the emergency exit suitable for wheelchairs?
The pilot of the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Lake Geneva.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


━━ n. 緊急時, 急場; 急患.
in an emergency / in case of emergency 非常の場合.
emergency brake 非常ブレーキ.
emergency door [exit] 非常口.
emergency measures 応急策.
emergency medical technician 救急看護師[救命士].
emergency room 救急室.
emergency services 緊急救援活動.

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  • 1 [mass noun] the state of being objective or aloof:he felt a sense of detachment from what was going on
  • 2 Military a group of troops, aircraft, or ships sent away on a separate mission:a detachment of Marines [mass noun]:the Squadron went on detachment to Malta
  • a party of people separated from a larger group:a truck containing a detachment of villagers
  • 3 [mass noun] the action or process of detaching; separation:structural problems resulted in cracking and detachment of the wall


mid 17th century: from French détachement, from détacher 'to detach' (see detach)


Pronunciation: /dɪˈtatʃ/
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[with object]
  • 1disengage (something or part of something) and remove it:he detached the front lamp from its bracket figurativea willingness to detach comment from political allegiance
  • [no object] be easily removable:the screen detaches from the keyboard
  • 2 (detach oneself from) leave or separate oneself from (a group or place):a figure in brown detached itself from the shadows figurativethe newspaper detached itself from the political parties
  • (be detached) Military (of a group of soldiers or ships) be sent on a separate mission: our crew were detached to Tabuk for the exercise







late 16th century (in the sense 'discharge a gun'): from French détacher, earlier destacher, from des- (expressing reversal) + attacher 'attach'

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