www.japantimes.co.jp/.../casino-bill-appears-stalled-committee-ldp-force-action-plenary-...21 hours ago - The ruling bloc rams a divisive casino legalization bill through an Upper House committee, opening the door to its likely passage on ...
By JAMES KANTER and MARK SCOTT
The decision by the European commissioner for competition ramps up trans-Atlantic tensions over how much companies with global operations should pay to countries where they do business.
A wild elephant in Thailand is caught on camera ramming a car in Khao Yai National Park, near the capital Bangkok.
The park chief said the aggressive behaviour was as a result of the mating season. No-one was injured in the incident.
“Tesco in Abbey has had a new fence and it’s basically just rammed with rubbish. We’ve asked several times they clean their ground as part of the agreement they have with us as the city authority and they continually, despite their claims otherwise, carry on just leaving it.”
Taiwan’s fishing fleet has a reputation as voracious, and in this incident the Philippines said its coastguard was acting against illegal fishing; it opened fire to disable the engine of a Taiwanese vessel after it tried to ram a Philippine cutter.
Bright-eyed young volunteers stuffed envelopes for him; Hollywood stars turned out for him; Simon and Garfunkel sang. To no avail. Richard Nixon won 49 states; he won Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
Bank of America Ramps Up Job Cuts
Bank of America is planning to cut 16,000 jobs by the end of the year. If the cuts are made, the lender will likely lose its title as the U.S banking industry's largest employer.
COLLEGES TRY TO UNLOCK SECRETS TO COLLEGE RETENTION
Record numbers of students flocked to college campuses this fall with high hopes of obtaining what many say is the new prerequisite for a middle-class life: a college degree. But the harsh reality is that little more than half those bright-eyed college freshmen, on average, will actually finish. The gap between access and completion has put a new focus on ramping up retention—the percentage of freshmen who return to the same institution for a second year of college. And that’s a task, observers say, for pre-collegiate educators as well as their college counterparts. The article is in Education Week.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"The housing market is the Vietnam War of the American financial system. The federal government is in so deep, they have to keep ramping up to find a way out. We’re going to have to destroy all these mortgages in order to save them."
HOWARD GLASER, a housing consultant.
1 ［III[名]（[副]）］…に（…を）詰め込む, 詰める((with ...))；…を（…に）詰め込む((into, in ...))；〈枕などに〉詰め物をする
2 〈穴・傷口などを〉（…で）ふさぐ, 詰める((with ...))；〈管などを〉ふさぐ, 〈鼻を〉詰まらせる((up))
4 〈七面鳥・子牛の肉などに〉（キャベツなどを）詰める, 詰め物をする((with ...)).
5 ((略式))〈人を〉食べ物で満たす；…に（食べ物を）食べさせる((with, on ...))
6 〈頭・人を〉（…で）いっぱいにする, …に（間違った考えを）ふき込む((with ...))
avail oneself of ...((形式))〈機会・申し出などを〉利用する；…をうまく使う
━━[名][U]((主に否定文・疑問文))((通例of, toを前に置いて))利益, 効力, 効用
［古フランス語a- （OF）＋ラテン語valēre（価値のある）. △PREVAIL, VALID］
1 保有, 保存, 保持［維持］（力）
Ramp up is a term used in economics and business to describe an increase in firm production ahead of anticipated increases in product demand. Alternatively, ramp up describes the period between product development, and maximum capacity utilization, characterized by product and process experimentation and improvements.
Definition of ramnoun
verb (rams, ramming, rammed)[with object and adverbial of direction]
Definition of disableverb