The Catholic Church’s new leader has begun his first full day as Pope Francis by praying at Rome's main basilica. Vatican sources said he would visit his predecessor, Benedict, outside Rome.
Lower costs on some parts let Apple keep its overall component expenses for the iPhone 5 just slightly higher than those for its predecessor.
Now come signs of poor communication between Mr Ma and his lawmakers, and even mutiny. In opposition motions over American beef, for instance, KMT parliamentarians have absented themselves or abstained from voting, and a crucial vote over Mr Ma’s beef plans scraped through in April by a single vote. KMT lawmakers also defied Mr Ma in early May by refusing to put his plans for a capital-gains tax on the legislative agenda. They eventually did so after Mr Ma persuaded them that the plans would make society more equitable. Antonio Chiang, a prominent columnist, says that these days senior KMT members read the newspapers to find out what Mr Ma is planning.
two predecessors in genius
City of Djinns (1994) is a travelogue by William Dalrymple about the historical capital of India, Delhi. It is his second book, and culminated as a result of his six-year stay in New Delhi.
City of Djinns was the first product of Dalrymple’s love affair with India, centring on Delhi, a city with ‘a bottomless seam of stories’. Shaped more like a novel than a travel book, he and his wife encounter a teeming cast of characters: his Sikh landlady, taxi drivers, customs officials, and British survivors of the Raj, as well as whirling dervishes and eunuch dancers (‘a strange mix of piety and bawdiness’). Dalrymple describes ancient ruins and the experience of living in the modern city: he goes in search of the history behind the epic stories of the Mahabharata. Still more seriously, he finds evidence of the city’s violent past and present day - the 1857 mutiny against British rule (anticipating The Last Mughal); the Partition massacres in 1947; and the riots after the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984.
The book followed his established style of historical digressions, tied in with contemporary events and a multitude of anecdotes.
jinni (jĭnē'), feminine jinniyah (jĭnēyä'), plural jinn (jĭn), in Arabic and Islamic folklore, spirit or demon endowed with supernatural power. In ancient belief the jinn were associated with the destructive forces of nature. In Islamic tradition they were corporeal spirits similar to men in appearance but having certain supernatural powers, especially those of changing in size and shape. Capable of both good and evil, the jinn were popular in literatures of the Middle East, notably in the stories of the Thousand and One Nights. The term genie is the English form and is sometimes confused with the Roman genius.
n., pl., -ius·es.
- Extraordinary intellectual and creative power.
- A person of extraordinary intellect and talent: "One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius" (Simone de Beauvoir).
- A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140.
- A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination: has a genius for choosing the right words.
- One who has such a talent or inclination: a genius at diplomacy.
- The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era: the genius of Elizabethan England.
- pl., ge·ni·i (jē'nē-ī'). Roman Mythology. A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place.
- A person who has great influence over another.
- A jinni in Muslim mythology.
[Middle English, guardian spirit, from Latin.]
1 （特に海員・兵士などの上官に対する）反抗, 反乱.
2 反抗, 反逆, 暴動.
━━[動](自)（…に）暴動［反乱］を起こす((against ...)).［中フランス語mutiner. ラテン語movere（動かす）とも同系. △MOVE］