Video of a priest riding a hoverboard up and down the aisles during Christmas Eve mass, while singing a song, has gone viral on social media, but the diocese wasn't impressed. The priest has been suspended so he can "spend some time to reflect" on his wrongdoing.
After several years of writing a weekly phrase origin I'm taking a bit of a break. For the time being it's going to be 'A Phrase Every Now and Again' rather than each week.
Carlyle Caves to Pressure Over Legal Clause in I.P.O. Filing The Carlyle Group, the private equity giant that filed to go public last month, is caving to pressure from investors and regulators over a controversial legal clause in its initial public offering filing. The clause would have prohibited the company's shareholders from filing class-action lawsuits, forcing them into a confidential arbitration process instead. The plan had drawn opposition from investors, lawmakers and the Securities and Exchange Commission, with some worrying that the clause would deprive shareholders of the power to bring claims against the company in the case of wrongdoing.
Taiwan's jailed ex-leader cleared in financial case
Chen is currently appealing a 20-year jail sentence for multiple counts of corruption in a separate trial.
"This is belated justice and it should be a key reason to stop the detention of former president Chen," his office said in a statement.
The Taipei district court found Chen and his wife not guilty of allegations of accepting nearly 20 million US dollars in bribes from bankers. There was not enough evidence, the court said.
Twenty co-defendants, including several well-known bankers, were also cleared of charges of money laundering, breach of trust and insider trading because of insufficient proof.
Chen says the legal action against him is a vendetta carried out by the island's current Beijing-friendly government in retaliation for his pro-independence stance during his 2000-2008 term.
Definition of wrongdoing in English:
1 まれな, めったにない, 珍しい, まれにしか起こらない, たまの. ⇒SCARCE[形]2
a rare visit
a rare bird
(as) rare as desert blizzard
It is rare for her to get angry. ［＝It is rare that she gets angry. ］
The air is rare above 3,000 feet.
3 ((限定))たいへんな；すばらしい, 非常にすぐれた；((反語的))まったくひどい, とんでもない
a rare beauty
have a rare (old) time (of it)
Her rare sense of humor delighted everyone.
4 ((副詞的))((主に話))非常に, とても.
rare and ...((略式))((形容詞を伴って))とても, 非常に
We are rare and tired.
Having been delayed; done or sent too late: a belated birthday card.
belatedly be·lat'ed·ly adv.
belatedness be·lat'ed·ness n.