The Charts of the True Forms of the Five Marchmounts 五嶽真形圖
The statement on Greece by eurozone finance ministers will go down as one of the most brutal diplomatic démarches in the history of the European Union, a bloc built to foster peace and harmony that is now publicly threatening one of its own with ruination unless it surrenders.
Quickly, though, the two men moved beyond pleasantries. Chan, who inherited money from his late father T. H. Chan and has by most accounts multiplied that wealth since, was upfront with his old friend.
“He raised the possibility of naming the School of Public Health for his father,” Lee remembered on Tuesday. “I told him right away that it was a really interesting possibility, and we ought to talk about it.”
The first person Lee called after hanging up was University President Drew G. Faust—“I wouldn’t call anybody else first,” Lee explained on Tuesday—and quickly, the process was set in motion. The Corporation convened soon after to consider an appropriate price for the renaming of the School of Public Health.
The California Zephyr is a 2,438-mile (3,924-km) long passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the midwestern and western United States. It runs from Chicago, Illinois, in the east to Emeryville, California, in the west, passing through the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. This route is one of the longest and most scenic routes run by Amtrak, with views of both the upper Colorado River valley in the Rocky Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Prior to the formation of Amtrak, the California Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") was a passenger train operated jointly by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) and Western Pacific Railroad (WP). The CB&Q, D&RGW and WP christened "The most talked about train in America" on March 19, 1949 with the first departure to happen the following day. It was purposely scheduled so that the train passed through the most spectacular scenery in the daylight.
Volksmarching (from German "Volksmarsch", people's march) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe. Participants typically walk 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) or 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) on a pre-determined outdoor path or trail; in either a urban, rural or wilderness environment. There are thousands of Volkssport Clubs around the world, allied in the International Volkssport Federation, the IVV.
Google cashes in at television upfronts
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by Tom Krazit Google crashed the weeklong television "upfronts" Thursday, getting commitments from advertising agencies to place spots on Google TV Ads. ...
J. Noah Funderburg, an assistant dean at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa and a longtime Mac user, had little sympathy for iPhone hot-rodders.
“Anyone who hacks must know that they are taking certain risks,” Mr. Funderburg said. ”If they aren’t willing to assume the risks upfront — like a brick iPhone — then maybe they should not hack the device.
“We have a free marketplace,” he said. “Buy a product, including using it on the terms accompanying the purchase, or don’t buy it. And learn to live with not always getting everything you want.”
- Straightforward; frank.
- Paid or due in advance: up-front cash.
In advance; beforehand: demanded to be paid up front for the photographs.
upfrontness up'-front'ness n.
A démarche (//; from the French word whose literal meaning is "gait") has come to refer either to
- a line of action; move; countermove; maneuver, especially in diplomatic relations, or
- formal diplomatic representation of the official position, views, or wishes on a given subject from one government to another government or intergovernmental organization.
Diplomatic démarches are delivered to the appropriate official of the government or organization. Démarches generally seek to persuade, inform, or gather information from a foreign government. Governments may also use a démarche to protest or object to actions by a foreign government. Informally, the word is sometimes used as a verb to describe making or receiving such correspondence.
- The west wind.
- A gentle breeze.
- Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments.
- Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.
[Middle English Zephirus, Zephyrus, from Latin Zephyrus, from Greek Zephuros.]