With greater resources at its disposal, Samsung has been able to steal a march on HTC using the same platform, she says.
Speaking publicly for the first time — and defying security officials who have told him to keep silent — he explained how soldiers from the 65th Group Army dressed in civilian clothes on June 3 and stealthily made their way to the Great Hall on Tiananmen Square’s western edge. At midnight, with clips of ammunition slung across their chests, they faced off against demonstrators, the air filled with the singing of students and the sound of gunfire.
Geithner Hints at Harder Line on China Trade
By JACKIE CALMES
Timothy F. Geithner stated that the president believed that China was “manipulating” its currency, signaling a more confrontational approach to a delicate issue.
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Nov 1st 2007 | SAN FRANCISCOAn alliance around Google plans to make social networks more open
From The Economist print edition
From The Economist print edition
The New York Times and USA Today lead with new national polls that show voters think Sen. Barack Obama has a better shot at beating Sen. John McCain. In both polls Obama beat out Sen. Hillary Clinton by a significant margin for the first time (extra credit goes to the NYT for mentioning USAT's survey). In the NYT/CBS poll, 54 percent of Democratic voters said they would want to see Obama nominated compared to 38 percent who preferred Clinton, while the USAT/Gallup poll shows a 51-39 percent lead for Obama. USAT's poll shows Republicans agree with Democrats that McCain would have an easier time if he were to face off against Clinton.
- A method of starting play in ice hockey, lacrosse, and other games in which an official drops the puck or ball between two opposing players who contend for its control.
- A confrontation: “Marshall's face-off with Jefferson in Marbury v. Madison in 1803” (Newsweek).
- Apple, Nokia Face Off in Music-Phone Clash
to face, meet or deal with a difficult situation or person:
As she left the court, she was confronted by angry crowds who tried to block her way.
It's an issue we'll have to confront at some point, no matter how unpleasant it is.
I thought I would remain calm, but when I was confronted with/by the TV camera, I became very nervous.
noun [C or U]
a fight or argument:
She actually enjoys confrontation, whereas I prefer a quiet life.
There were violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.
He's got a rather aggressive, confrontational manner.
steal a march
Gain an advantage over unexpectedly or secretly, as in Macy's stole a march on their rival department store with their Thanksgiving Day parade. This metaphoric expression comes from medieval warfare, where a march was the distance an army could travel in a day. By quietly marching at night, a force could surprise and overtake the enemy at daybreak. Its figurative use dates from the second half of the 1700s.Quotes:
"I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone." - Scipio Africanus
"The end of labor is to gain leisure." - Aristotle
"We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace." - Aristotle
"Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear." - Source Unknown
"Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter." - Source Unknown
"A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living." - Source Unknown