2017年6月17日 星期六

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“Our world, like a charnel-house, lies strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.” ⎯ Le Corbusier, Urbanisme (1925)



"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration."



BREAKING: For the first time since 2004, Harvard outraised Stanford in Fiscal Year 2014, posting a record-breaking total of $1.16 billion in gifts, according to a survey by the Council for Aid to Education.


Romney Outraises Obama For First Time


John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on this day in 1963. At the time, we wrote that "nobody is irreplaceable, but some men are better equipped than others for certain tasks"

Despite a Hollywood push, the president came up $16 million short of his GOP challenger last month.




Pro-Romney Super PAC Outraised Its Candidate's Campaign New FEC disclosures offer a glimpse into the independent groups backing White House hopefuls.



Megaupload's Kim Dotcom Loses Top-Ranked Position in Call of Duty


By Samantha Grossman

The mastermind behind Megaupload faces another month in custody, potential extradition, and the loss of a video-game title.





Seeking to Disrupt Protesters, Syria Cracks Down on Social Media
By JENNIFER PRESTON

The government is sharply limiting the ability of dissidents to communicate and upload videos of protests, according to several activists in Syria.


Mail storage is the organizational conundrum of the early 21st century for many longtime Mac users. On your hard drive, you probably have an e-mail archive literally dating back to the last century, containing a few thousand irreplaceable, keep-forever messages in an ocean of saved detritus. Searching is a pain, but "reorganizing" your archive is a fate worse than death, so you've gamely stuck to your system--until now, when Google Email Uploader for Mac presented a viable alternative.


Chen blames Beijing for his arrest

By Robin Kwong in Taipei
Published: February 23 2009 02:00 | Last updated: February 23 2009 02:00

Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan president in detention in the island's biggest corruption case, has admitted to not properly managing his family's finances, but maintained he was not corrupt and that his prosecution has been politically motivated.
"My wife wired money abroad without my know-ledge," Mr Chen told the Financial Times from the prison where he is being held in solitary confinement. "That was certainly wrong. I didn't manage my family well and for that I have to take moral and political responsibility."
Dressed in a greyuniform and watched closely by a prison guard, Mr Chen, in his first remarks to the media since his indictment in December, said his arrest and trial was prompted by Beijing's hatred of him.
Outside the visitors' room, in the middle of the prison courtyard, a large stone sign was painted with the Chinese words: "Within the law, everyone is free." Mr Chen's case has raised questions of judicial independence and fairness in Taiwan. Mr Chen, who practised law before entering politics, said: "I respect the judicial process, but I don't believe in it. I am even disappointed in it."
He and his family are accused of taking millions in illicit money - through embezzling a special state fund and accepting bribes from prominent businessmen - and laundering it abroad during his eight years in office.
Mr Chen's wife and son have in recent weeks pleaded guilty to charges including money laundering, but members of the Chen family deny corruption charges. The former cashier in Mr Chen's presidential office this week pleaded guilty to graft, dealing a further blow to the former president's case.
Details of Mr Chen's arrest, indictment and trial have dominated daily conversation among the Taiwanese, and his prison diaries, published last month, are on many local bestseller lists. For many, his image as a champion of democracy and Taiwanese identity has been badly tarnished.
"In the short term, my situation is a setback to the Taiwan independence movement, but it does not affect the long-term move towards that goal," Mr Chen said.
He added that even if he was convicted, others would take up the fight. "No one is irreplaceable. Taiwan independence and its democratisation are inevitable paths."
Mr Chen's thinly veiled agenda of promoting independence riled Beijing, which is watching his trial closely. While the communist government has never ruled Taiwan, it claims sovereignty over the island and backs the claim with the threat of military force.
"Everyone knows that this is 100 per cent a political case," Mr Chen said. "Since this is a political case, it's subject to the rise and fall of politics. It's not like I've never been detained before. I was locked up here for eight months," he said, referring to a spell during Taiwan's martial law period in the early 1980s.
If found guilty he could spend the rest of his life in prison. On Friday, Mr Chen began a second hunger strike against what he claimed was misconduct by prosecutors in handling his case.
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detritus
dɪˈtrʌɪtəs/
noun
  1. waste or debris of any kind.
    "the streets were foul with detritus"

charnel
ˈtʃɑːn(ə)l/
noun
  1. 1.
    short for charnel house.
adjective
  1. 1.
    associated with death.
    "I gagged on the charnel stench of the place"



upload
v. Computer Science, -load·ed, -load·ing, -loads. v.tr.
To transfer (data or programs), usually from a peripheral computer or device to a central, often remote computer.

v.intr.
To transfer data or programs to a central computer.


Call of Duty is a first-person and third-person shooter video game series franchise, created by Ben Chichoski. The series began on the PC, and later expanded to consoles and handhelds, and several spin-off games have also been released alongside the main series. The majority of the games in the series have been set primarily in World War II, with the exception of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops which are set in modern times/Cold war Era.


outraise

English

[edit] Etymology

out- +‎ raise

Verb

outraise (third-person singular simple present outraises, present participle outraising, simple past and past participle outraised)
To raise more of something than someone else; often used specifically in reference to fundraising  [quotations ▼]

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