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The replacement of Gen. David D. McKiernan less than a year after he took over marks a major change in leadership in a worsening war environment.
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Hearing on Detroit Mayor Begins
By SUSAN SAULNY
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan opened a hearing Wednesday morning that could lead to the ouster of Kwame M. Kilpatrick as mayor of Detroit.
Microsoft ready to oust Yahoo board in takeover battle - reportForbes - NY,USA
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Microsoft is threatening to launch a boardroom coup at Yahoo Inc within six weeks, if the internet search engine fails to ...
Icahn Moves to Oust Yahoo Board
Billionaire Hopes to Revive a Deal with Microsoft
By LAUREN POLLOCK
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn officially launched a proxy contest to unseat Yahoo Inc.'s entire board, writing in a letter to Chairman Roy Bostock that Yahoo directors have "acted irrationally and lost the faith of shareholders" and Microsoft Corp. 紅色表示作者自己的意見
Microsoft is turning to Jerry Seinfeld to star in a new $300 million advertising campaign, one of the largest in the software giant's history. The attempted image overhaul comes as Microsoft executives privately acknowledge that Windows has grown stale and has been battered by Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads.
Russia Set To Leave A Battered Georgia
Russia, under intense diplomatic pressure, announced it will begin pulling troops out of neighboring Georgia -- but it leaves behind a battered Western ally.
Thursday's ouster of Zoe Cruz, who oversaw all the firm's trading and risk operations, raised questions about whether Morgan Stanley is gearing up for more subprime-related pain. It also represented an abrupt about-face for Morgan Stanley chief executive John Mack, who had supported and cultivated Ms. Cruz's career.
Two executives were named to succeed Ms. Cruz as co-presidents: Walid A. Chammah, the head of European and Middle Eastern operations, and James P. Gorman, the retail chief. While Ms. Cruz had been widely seen -- until yesterday -- as the leading candidate to succeed Mr. Mack, both these men were considered possible contenders as well. Financial News offers a profile of Mr. Chammah, who has risen steadily through the ranks at Morgan Stanley.
As for Ms. Cruz, The Financial Times reported that before Morgan Stanley announced its losses, Ms. Cruz was approached about becoming chief executive of Merrill Lynch, a job that went to John Thain, the head of NYSE Euronext.
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Removal of the breast, pectoral muscles, axillary lymph nodes, and associated skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Mastectomy, simpleRemoval of only the breast tissue, nipple and a small portion of the overlying skin.
batter (HIT) Show phonetics
verb [T; I + adverb or preposition]
to hit and behave violently towards a person, especially a woman or child, repeatedly over a long period of time, or to hit something with force many times:
He was battered to death with a rifle-butt.
He was battering (at/on) the door with his fists and howling.
The waves battered against the rocks at the bottom of the cliff.
The burglars had battered down the door of the house (= hit it so hard that it broke and fell down).
See also batter at bat (STICK).
battered Show phonetics
1 hurt by being repeatedly hit:
She set up a sanctuary for battered wives.
2 damaged, especially by being used a lot:
battering Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
an act of hitting someone:
FIGURATIVE Once again, our team had taken a battering (= had been defeated heavily).
battery Show phonetics
assault and battery
oust Hide phonetics
to force someone to leave a position of power, job, place or competition:
The president was ousted (from power) in a military coup in January 1987.
Police are trying to oust drug dealers from the city centre.
The champions were defeated by Arsenal and ousted from the League Cup.
ouster Hide phonetics
noun [C or U] US
the removal of someone from an important position or job:
The committee's chairperson is facing a possible ouster.
unseat (POLITICIAN) Show phonetics
to remove someone from power, especially as a result of an election:
The opposition candidate failed by only 39 votes to unseat the cabinet minister.
unseat (RIDER) Show phonetics
If a horse unseats its rider, it throws them from its back.