"France and Britain can therefore work hand in hand with common interests and shared values," Brown said. "This is the case, and you will see it in the coming weeks, of the reform of international institutions created in 1945: the UN, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund."
These organizations, Brown said, "no longer correspond to the challenges of 2008."
All great men must at times feel this tug-of-war, as only one who is at the fulcrum can.
John Fowles Quotes:
"There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not anymore what you will become. It is what you are and always will be."
Becoming the President
By DAVID HUME KENNERLYIn my mind the Mayagüez crisis was the fulcrum of Gerald Ford’s presidency, the point at which he came of age as commander in chief.
Innovation is the fulcrum for business success
Peter Drucker said ‘there are only two revenue centres in a company – marketing & innovation. All the rest are costs.”
noun plural fulcrums or SPECIALIZED fulcra━━ n. （pl. ～s, ful・cra ） （てこの）支点; 支柱.
1 [C] the point at which a bar, or something that is balancing, is supported or balances:
A see-saw balances at its fulcrum.
2 [S] FORMAL the main thing or person needed to support something or to make it work or happen:
The fulcrum of the debate/argument is the individual's right to choose.
holding each other's hand:
I saw them walking hand in hand through town the other day.
to match or be similar or equal:
The money I've saved corresponds roughly to the amount I need for my course.
The American FBI corresponds to the British MI5.
His story of what happened that night didn't correspond with the witness's version.
correspondence Show phonetics
noun [C usually singular; U]
The survey found no correspondence between crime and unemployment rates.
corresponding Show phonetics
similar, or resulting from something else:
Company losses were 50 per cent worse than in the corresponding period last year.
As the course becomes more difficult, there's usually a corresponding drop in attendance.
correspondingly Show phonetics
The cost of living in the city is more expensive, but salaries are supposed to be correspondingly higher.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)