Innovation Prowess: A Leadership Strategy to Accelerate Growth
An Onset of Woes Raises Questions on Obama Vision
By PETER BAKER
The Obama administration controversies of recent days have reinforced fears of an overreaching government and called into question Mr. Obama's ability to master his own presidency.
Dictionary of everyday words defines 'doobly' and 'embuggerance'
A new dictionary explaining the difference between a "doobly", a pair of "yupes" or an everyday "embuggerance" is being compiled by experts.
The English Project, a £25 million language study, is collecting examples of what experts call "kitchen table lingo" - words and phrases in common use within groups such as families, schools or circles of friends.
To qualify the words must not have made it into a dictionary before but have to have been in use by three or more people for at least a month.
Organisers say they have already received more than 700 entries since launching their search last week.
Favourites so far include "yupes" - said to be a term in use at Sandhurst military academy - meaning underpants.
Perhaps the most commonly used term submitted is "embuggerance", euphemistically employed by the author Terry Pratchett to describe his feelings about the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
According to research so far, the term is thought to have been coined by a Ministry of Defence official during the Falklands War to describe his frustrations.
More baffling to the uninitiated, a "doobly" is a word for a television remote controller - one of several submitted by families, suggesting that the fate of that missing remote is one of the major talking points of modern family life.
Other words for the device collected so far include a "podger", the rhyming term "melly", a "boggler" and the more common "zapper".
The words collected will be published online and in books.
Money problems ’signal dementia’ 財務技能問題預示失智
Declining financial skills are detectable in patients in the year before they develop Alzheimer’s, according to US researchers.
Previous studies have shown that problems with daily activities often precede the onset of Alzheimer’s. The research from the University of Alabama in Birmingham is published in the journal, Neurology. The researchers studied 87 people with mild cognitive impairment（MCI）, 25 of whom developed Alzheimer-type dementia during the study period, and 62 who did not.
They compared them with 76 healthy people with no memory problems. They used a tool called the Financial Capacity Instrument（FCI）to measure their skills over a period of a year.
Tested at the start of the study and then a year later, the overall FCI scores for the 25 patients who progressed to Alzheimer’s disease, showed a 6% decline. Their skills in managing a cheque book dropped by 9%. The control group and the 62 people with MCI who did not progress to Alzheimer’s maintained the level of their FCI scores throughout the year.
detectable：形容詞，可發覺的。例句：There has been no detectable change in the patient’s condition.（病患的狀況看不出有任何改變。）
precede：動詞，前導，在……之前。例句：It would be helpful if you were to precede the report with an introduction.（如果你的報告開頭能有個引言，會很有幫助。）
Definition of overreachverb
onset：名詞，開始。例句：The new treatment can delay the onset of the disease by several years.（這種新療法可將疾病的發病延緩數年。）
- An onslaught; an assault.
- A beginning; a start: the onset of a cold.
- Linguistics. The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (nūPRIMARY_STRESSklē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
Japan Now Neck-and-Neck With France in Culinary Prowess
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Japan's capital was awarded more stars than any other city by the tire company's newly released restaurant guide, which includes outlying cities Yokohama ...
Definition of prowess
Pronunciation: /ˈprou-əs, ˈprōəs/noun
Origin:Middle English (sense 2): from Old French proesce, from prou 'valiant'. Sense 1 dates from the early 20th century
1 （戦場での）勇気, 力量；[C]勇敢［大胆］な行為.
2 （…の）すぐれた能力［腕前］((as, at, in ...))
his prowess as an athlete
Pronunciation: /prəˈmɪskjʊəs/Translate promiscuous | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:early 17th century: from Latin promiscuus 'indiscriminate', (based on miscere 'to mix') + -ous. The early sense was 'consisting of elements mixed together', giving rise to 'indiscriminate' and 'undiscriminating', whence the notion of 'casual'
Pronunciation: /prɒmɪˈskjuːɪti/Translate promiscuity | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish