Covered pick-up trucks outfitted with benches, known as songthaews, offer an adventurous -- albeit cramped -- ride between most towns in Laos. Left, the Southern Bus Terminal in Pakse serves southern and eastern routes.
This is the story of China's largest property developer — and how it picked the wrong fight.
Google Founders Buy Fighter Jet
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Google CEO Eric Schmidt must have new plans to attack the competition, or they just like to fly really, really fast. Whatever the reason, they recently bought a fighter jet.
Today, The New York Times is reporting that a company controlled by the top three Googlers recently bought a Dornier Alpha Fighter Jet. The company, H211 LLC, is controlled by Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, and it is responsible for managing a fleet of private aircraft for the three men.
The company already manages a Boeing 757, a Boeing 767, and two Gulfstream V's. These four aircraft, plus the new fighter jet, all have landing rights at Moffett Field, which is a located near Google's main offices.
According to a Google spokesperson, the Alpha Jet is being outfitted with scientific instruments for NASA missions, including instruments that the other planes could not carry.
The Times says that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is "an avid pilot."
The Dornier Alpha Fighter Jet is made by Dornier in Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France.
not anything like
Also, nothing like; not anywhere near; nowhere near. Quite different from, far from; also, not nearly.
For example, The town's library isn't anything like the university's library, or His outfit was nothing like his brother's, or It isn't anything like as cold as it was last winter, or That movie isn't anywhere near as exciting as I thought it would be, or Her diamond is nowhere near as big as mine.
The phrases with like date from the late 1700s, and those with near from the mid-1400s.
pick a fight (with someone)
and pick a quarrel (with someone)
a set of clothes worn for a particular occasion or activity:
I've got a cowboy outfit for the fancy dress party.
outfit Show phonetics
verb [T often passive] outfitting, outfitted, outfitted
to provide someone or something with equipment or clothes:
The ambulances have all been outfitted with new radios.
outfitters Show phonetics
plural noun OLD-FASHIONED
a shop that sells a particular type of clothes, especially men's clothes or uniforms:
a gentlemen's outfitters
or jet fighter
A jet-propelled fighter aircraft.