By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ANDREW E. KRAMER
Protests in Ukraine's capital, which have grown for two weeks and seemed to reach new heights Sunday, show the depth of rage at Ukraine's president, who has few palatable options to defuse the country's crisis.
New York Times leads with a look at how some companies are trying to cut their labor costs without resorting to layoffs. Increasingly, companies are cutting workweeks, forcing employees to go on vacation, and freezing wages. In a number of cases, employees are supporting these indirect wage cuts since they see them as a more palatable option than layoffs.
Olympus fiasco strengthens the case for Japan reform
ReutersMichael Woodford was brought in to carry out a house-cleaning at the Japanese camera maker, and became one of the country's handful of non-Japanese corporate bosses. That the board decided to fire him so soon shows the medicine was distasteful. ...
- Having a somewhat salty taste, especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water: "You could cut the brackish winds with a knife/Here in Nantucket" (Robert Lowell).
- Distasteful; unpalatable: a thin, brackish gruel.
[From Dutch brak.]brackishness brack'ish·ness n.
1 [C] the top part of the inside of your mouth
2 [C usually singular] a person's ability to taste and judge good food and wine:
a discriminating palate
1 FORMAL describes food or drink that has a pleasant taste:
a very palatable wine
The meal was barely palatable.
NOTE: The opposite is unpalatable.
I'm afraid the members won't find all these changes very palatable.
to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something:
I had to resort to violence/threats to get my money.
[+ ing form of verb] When she didn't answer the telephone, I resorted to standing outside her window and calling up to her.