2015年11月21日 星期六

lash (out), anchor, jus soli, "Anchor baby" , rat race, race against the clock

Islamic State may be lashing out abroad because it has been weakened nearer home

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"The homeless aren't applying for them because the majority require shared housing which gives them no privacy, and they're given a time limit of 6 months to find a job or they get kicked out," Nakamura said.

"It's a pretty demanding process, especially for old people. Essentially it's a rat race."

Storm's Heavy Snow and High Winds Lash at the Northeast

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
After a day of pelting wet snow, five states had called states of emergency, and Massachusetts had banned cars from every road in the state. Conditions quickly worsened after dusk fell.

Star Anchors Move to Invest in Themselves

The departure of a large class of prominent television personalities is creating upheaval on the small screen.




Russia, NATO wrangle over military doctrine

Russia used the stage at the Munich Security Conference to lash out at
NATO's eastward expansion, but the Western alliance was quick to dismiss
Moscow's position as not being sufficiently anchored in the real world.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew3tlcI44va89pI6

Bruce Katz at the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, says that industrial cities must reinvent themselves to survive. His suggestions are not new, but almost a return to fundamentals: they have to use their geographical advantages (meaning, these days, tourism and logistics rather than geology) and build as much as possible on “anchor” institutions such as universities and hospitals http://econ.st/1UFBroo







RIM's Next Move? Stay, Share or Sell
Research In Motion's rookie chief executive is now racing the clock to stem its quickly weakening smartphone business—or come up with options to save the BlackBerry maker.



Pregnant Chinese women are coming to the U.S. on tourist visas to have "anchor babies" and federal agents are cracking down in an investigation that could result in criminal charges, including visa fraud, and tax evasion.

"Anchor baby" is a pejorative term for a child born in the United States to non-citizen parents; the child, an American citizen by jus soli, supposedly could later facilitate immigration for relatives who would not otherwise qualify for permanent residence.[1][2][3][4] The term is generally used as a derogatory reference to the supposed role of the child, who automatically qualifies as an American citizen and can later act as a sponsor for other family members.[2][5]
The term is often used in the context of the debate over illegal immigration to the United States to refer to children of illegal immigrants, but may be used for the child of any immigrant.[1] A similar term, "passport baby", has been used in Canada for children born through so-called "birth tourism".[6][7]

Rat race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape while running around a maze ...
race against the clock
in sport, if people race against the clock, they try to race faster than a particular time instead of racing against other people In time trials, cyclists race against the clock.


lash
━━ n. むちひも; むち打ち; (波・風の)衝撃; 激しい動き; 非難, 酷評; まつ毛 (eyelash).
━━ v. むち打つ; (風・波が)打ち当る; ののしる; 怒らせる; 激しく動く[かす]; 縛る.
lash out なぐる, ける, 襲う; ののしる; 〔英〕 むやみと金などをかける ((on)); 〔英〕 (金を)浪費する.
Make a sudden blow or fierce verbal attack. For example, The mule lashed out with its hind legs, or After listening to Dad's criticism of his driving, Arthur lashed out at him. [Second half of 1500s]
  1. Jus soli (English pronunciation: /dʒʌs ˈsoʊlaɪ/) (Latin: right of the soil) is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship. As an unconditional basis for citizenship, it is the predominant rule in the Americas, but is rare elsewhere.

anchor
(ăng'kər) pronunciation
n.
  1. Nautical. A heavy object attached to a vessel by a cable or rope and cast overboard to keep the vessel in place either by its weight or by its flukes, which grip the bottom.
  2. A rigid point of support, as for securing a rope.
  3. A source of security or stability.
  4. Sports.
    1. An athlete, usually the strongest member of a team, who performs the last stage of a relay race or other competition.
    2. The person at the end of a tug-of-war team.
  5. An anchorperson.

v., -chored, -chor·ing, -chors. v.tr.
  1. To hold fast by or as if by an anchor. See synonyms at fasten.
  2. Sports. To serve as an anchor for (a team or competition).
  3. To narrate or coordinate (a newscast).
  4. To provide or form an anchor store for: Two major stores anchor each end of the shopping mall.
v.intr.
Nautical. To drop anchor or lie at anchor.

[Middle English anker, ancher, from Old English ancor, from Latin ancora, anchora, from Greek ankura.]




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