UK medics 'to help in disasters'
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The Mistakes Google Made With Its Wikipedia Killer Knol
San Francisco Chronicle
Two years ago Google launched its Wikipedia killer Knol. The platform seemed to be dead on arrival. Why did Knol fail? What mistakes did Google make ...
Dead on arrival or DOA is a term used to indicate that a patient was found to be already clinically dead upon the arrival of professional medical assistance, often in the form of first responders such as emergency medical technicians, paramedics, or police. In some jurisdictions, first responders must consult verbally with a physician before officially pronouncing a patient deceased, but once cardiopulmonary resuscitation is initiated, it must be continued until a physician can pronounce the patient dead.
DOA is also frequently used as slang to indicate a new item that was received broken, or that an idea or concept is a nonstarter.
A. I don’t want to talk about it. Really, I can’t. She’s a very nice looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her. Jackie Kennedy was a different matter altogether. It just has to suit her and be something that makes a human being more glamorous. That’s what fashion is there for. It’s there to help, not just to make you look more conservative.
- nòn • stárter
- nonstarters (複数形)
- One that fails to start.
- An idea, proposal, or candidate with no chance of being accepted or successful: "Many lawmakers are pronouncing the budget a nonstarter" (Christian Science Monitor).
After Galen, a famous Greek physician in the 2nd century. He pioneered the study of anatomy and wrote extensively about his findings
"I need a Galen for my fermenting mind seeking the vintner." — Raficq Abdulla; Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi; Frances Lincoln Ltd; 2000.