Merkel Enters Last Leg of Re-election Bid With a Push to Draw In Youths
By ALISON SMALE
With a month to go in her re-election campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel faces disdain from Germany's intelligentsia and questions about American surveillance efforts.
A shale oil boom means the U.S. will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer by 2020, the International Energy Agency said.
But the idea of a rightwing leader often accused of authoritarian tendencies and anti-intellectualism celebrating the life of a man who made a career out of political resistance and literary endeavour has outraged many Camus experts.
They suspect Sarkozy is using a golden opportunity to bask in the reflected glory of a charismatic hero, whose ideas are being feted by the mainstream half a century after he died in a car crash.
What is it — besides hard work and good ideas — that makes someone a leader? Barack Obama has it. So does George Clooney. Bill Clinton's is legendary. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi used it to change the way people see the world. Oprah worked hers to build an empire. A whole family of Kennedys has had it in spades. It's called charisma. Charismatic people possess a charm and a mystique that make them attractive to others and that make others want to be in their company and follow their lead. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is an example of a charismatic business leader who infuses others with the enthusiasm and excitement he himself feels for his products and for technology in general. Happy 55th birthday to Steve Jobs, whose technological curiosity, creativity and personal charisma helped to make a success of the iPod and the MacBook and to build expectations for the iPad.
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... they push the human race forward... because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." — Steve Jobs
Basking In Obama's Limelight
One branch of the economy that hasn't been affected by the credit crunch
recently is the market for Barack Obama memorabilia.
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As a result, the protesters have pulled off a publicity coup. Instead of basking in the glow of the coming games, China has quickly found itself on the defensive, and protesters have turned the subject from athletics in Beijing to the crackdown in Tibet, along with human-rights violations inside China and China’s investments in Sudan.
The United States team, including goalkeeper Tim Howard, in orange, celebrated after pulling off a 1-1 draw with England.
England 1, United States 1
By JEFF Z. KLEIN 4:53 PM ETThe Americans pulled off an upset draw with Clint Dempsey’s goal in the first half, but England pressed the team’s defense relentlessly in the second half.
Accomplish, bring off, especially in the face of difficulties or at the last minute. For example, I never thought we'd ever stage this play, but somehow we pulled it off. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
pull sth off (SUCCEED) phrasal verb [M] INFORMAL
to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected:
The central bank has pulled off one of the biggest financial rescues of recent years.
bask/bathe in reflected glory
to feel successful and admired for something, despite the fact that you did not achieve it yourself but were only connected to it in some way:
The government is bathing in the reflected glory of its victorious military forces.
Pronunciation: /ˌintlˈekCHo͞oəl/Translate intellectual | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:late Middle English: from Latin intellectualis, from intellectus 'understanding', from intellegere 'understand' (see intelligent)
Pronunciation: /inˌteliˈjentsēə/Translate intelligentsia | into Italian
noun(usually the intelligentsia) [treated as singular or plural]
Origin:early 20th century: from Russian intelligentsiya, from Polish inteligencja, from Latin intelligentia (see intelligence)
1 （木・金属などの）くぎ, 目くぎ, 掛けくぎ；（テントの）くい, ペグ；（登山用の）ハーケン；（たるなどの）栓, 止めくぎ；（エビなどを捕まえる）鉤(かぎ)
a coat peg
2 ((略式))足, 脚；木製の義足；義足の人；((方言))（子供の）歯.
a peg on which to hang ...…を持ち出すよい口実.
a round peg in a square hole / a square peg in a round hole不適格者.
be on the peg((俗))拘留されている.
off the peg((略式))〈衣服が〉既製で［の］, 「つるし」の.
take ［bring］ a person down a peg (or two)〈人を〉やり込める, 〈人の〉鼻っ柱を折る.
[動]（〜ged, 〜・ging） (他)
2 ((英))…を洗濯ばさみで止める((up, out)).
4 〈物価などを〉安定させる；〈株価・為替レートなどを〉一定水準に維持する, 抑える.
5 …にねらいをつける；((略式))《野球》〈ボールを〉（…に）投げる((at, to ...))；〈走者を〉刺す.
6 〈記事などを〉（…に）基づかせる, かこつける((on ...)).
9 〈人を〉けなす, くそみそに言う(trash).
peg ... down/peg down ...(1) ⇒
(1) 死ぬ, 破滅する；〈エンジンなどが〉止まる.
［peg ... out/peg out ...］⇒