2017年2月14日 星期二

disinvite, unsettle, mistaken, disservice, on the rocks, urbanized lines, warhead, signature, corker, open verdict


The Missing Pieces in the Flynn Story

If President Trump thinks Michael Flynn’s departure will end the controversy over Russia, he’s mistaken.

Theresa May's rhetoric on immigration and the single market is playing with fire.

Brash Brexiter rhetoric unsettles investors and foreign governments
FT.COM

A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Unprecedented political spending helped elect Bruce Rauner, a fresh-faced financier. But his ideological vision has unsettled many in the state.

Public Ouster in North Korea Unsettles China
By JANE PERLEZ and CHOE SANG-HUN
As North Koreans watched the unusual spectacle of Jang Song-thaek's arrest on television, Chinese leaders were concerned about the loss of one of their major links to the leadership of the North.

Urbanized Lines: The End of the American Suburbs


The country is resettling along more urbanized lines, and the American Dream is moving with it

Court Rulings Blur the Line Between a Spy and a Leaker
By ADAM LIPTAK


Disclosures made possible by digital media, government surveillance and unorthodox publishers have unsettled understandings of mass media’s place in American democracy.


Philippines' Basketball Team Disinvited to Taiwan Game
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Gilas, the Philippines men's basketball team, has been “uninvited” to the William Jones Cup basketball tournament in Taiwan scheduled this July, an offshoot of the tensions between the Asian neighbors after the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman ...

China and Japan
Relations on the rocks

An outbreak of anti-Japanese protests unsettles China’s leaders at a sensitive time (163)

Hilton Als, a writer for The New Yorker, probably did Justin Vivian Bond a disservice by contributing the preface to Bond’s novella-length childhood memoir, “Tango.”


Communication hasn't been Bank of New York Mellon's strong suit. Its announcement that CEO Robert Kelly was stepping aside gave investors little clue as to what had actually happened.


At Palin's Request, Tea Party Organizers Disinvite Christine O'Donnell


After days of drama, former Alaska governor confirms she will speak at Iowa rally.



一名31歲中國男遊客7月初在德國斯圖加特旅遊時遺失錢包,報失時懷疑填錯表格,填了申請做難民的表格,結果被當作難民申請者,先被送去Dortmund,之後送去Duelmen的難民臨時收容中心。由於語言不通,該男子只能照著當局指示不斷去不同地方,當局過了12天才發現他不是難民,讓他繼續去意大利和法國旅遊。
[補充]再看一次,他應該是想報警,但去錯了地方,沒去到警局,但去了市政廳,於是出現誤會。



Man diverted to home in Duelmen after mistakenly filling in asylum application instead of stolen goods report
THEGUARDIAN.COM


HSBC Holdings may sell three of its signature office buildings, including its world headquarters at Canary Wharf in London, to raise cash as it tries to avoid a bailout from the British government.
Some of those mistakes may owe in part to that signature confidence. Mr. Obama knew and liked Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, initially overlooking an investigation into state contracts that later sank his nomination for commerce secretary. Likewise, Mr. Obama forged a personal connection with Timothy F. Geithner and picked him for Treasury secretary, choosing to disregard Mr. Geithner’s past failure to pay some of his taxes.
Missile Parts Sent to Taiwan in Error
The U.S. mistakenly shipped electrical fuses for nuclear missile warheads to Taiwan, the Pentagon said.

British jury returns open verdict on Brazilian's killing - Yahoo ...
Jurors at an inquest into the death of a Brazilian mistakenly killed by anti-
terror police in London reached an open verdict Friday, meaning they did not ...


 open verdict 【法】(検死陪審の)死因不明の評決.

巴西男子梅內澤斯2005年在倫敦地鐵被殺的死因聆訊結束,陪審團裁定梅內澤斯"死因未詳"。
2005年7月22日,倫敦警察在地鐵內把巴西青年梅內澤斯誤以為是一名準備襲擊的恐怖分子,向他開了七槍將他打死。
陪審團在星期五(12月12日)否定了梅內澤斯被兩名警察合法地殺死的說法。
梅內澤斯的母親表示,非常高興陪審團作出這項裁決,她感到"重生"一樣。
裁決宣佈後,梅內澤斯家人的代表律師要求調查有關警員是否作偽證,但英國獨立投訴委員會予以拒絕。
倫敦警察廳表示,梅內澤斯的死是一次不幸的錯誤。
陪審團經過一周商議後,以八對二大比數裁定梅內澤斯"死因未詳",拒絕了"被警察合法殺死"的選擇。
法庭稍早前引導陪審團不要作出梅內澤斯遭"不合法地殺死"的裁決。
陪審員表示,他們認為梅內澤斯在地鐵車廂被槍擊前站了起來,但認為他沒有走近向他開槍的第一名警員。
陪審員拒絕接受一名警員所稱在開槍前大聲警告的說法。
裁決公布後,倫敦警察廳代理廳長斯蒂芬森表示,梅內澤斯的死是"最嚴重的錯誤",他"深感歉意"。
倫敦警察廳的警察在聆訊中一直堅持說,事發當天深信梅內澤斯是2005年7月21日倫敦連環爆炸的四名炸彈手之一。


Deming Forum – I recommend it

This year’s Deming Forum looks set to be a corker. For information and a booking form go to: http://www.systemsthinking.co.uk/events.asp#3
May see you there!    2009


corker
noun [C] INFORMAL MAINLY HUMOROUS
a person or thing that is especially good, attractive or amusing:
She told an absolute corker of a story about a priest she'd mistaken for an ex-lover.


warhead Show phonetics
noun [C]
the front end of a bomb or missile that contains explosives:
a conventional/nuclear warhead

mistake (NOT RECOGNIZE) Show phonetics
verb [T] mistookmistaken
to be wrong about or to fail to recognize something or someone:
You can't mistake their house - it's got a bright yellow front door.
FORMAL I mistook your signature and thought the letter was from someone else.

mistaken
adjective
wrong in what you believe, or based on a belief that is wrong:
If you think you can carry on drinking so much without damaging your health, then you're mistaken.
I'm afraid I was mistaken about how much it would cost.
The negotiations continued in the mistaken belief that a peaceful agreement could be reached.
a case of mistaken identity



ADJECTIVE

1Wrong in one’s opinion or judgement:she wondered whether she’d been mistaken about his intentions

1.1Based on or resulting from a misunderstanding or faulty judgement:don’t buy a hard bed in the mistaken belief that it is good for youan unfortunate case of mistaken identity

mistakenly
adverb
She mistakenly believed that she could get away with not paying her taxes.

mistakableUK ALSO mistakeable
adjective
She's easily mistakeable for a man when she wears that suit and hat.


mistake (WRONG ACTION)
noun [C]
an action, decision or judgment which produces an unwanted or unintentional result:
I'm not blaming you - we all make mistakes.
[+ to infinitive] It was a mistake for us to come here tonight.
This letter's full of spelling mistakes.
I've discovered a few mistakes in your calculations.
Why am I under arrest? There must be some mistake.



signaturen.
  1. One's name as written by oneself.
  2. The act of signing one's name.
  3. A distinctive mark, characteristic, or sound indicating identity: A surprise ending is the signature of an O. Henry short story.
  4. (Abbr. Sig. or S.Medicine. The part of a physician's prescription containing directions to the patient.
  5. Music.
    1. A sign used to indicate key.
    2. A sign used to indicate tempo.
  6. Printing.
    1. A letter, number, or symbol placed at the bottom of the first page on each sheet of printed pages of a book as a guide to the proper sequence of the sheets in binding.
    2. A large sheet printed with four or a multiple of four pages that when folded becomes a section of the book.
[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin signātūra, from Latin signātus, past participle of signāre, to mark, from signum, sign. See sign.]

on the rocks[on the rocks]

(1) ⇒2
(2) ((略式))破滅に瀕(ひん)して, 挫折して
Their marriage is on the rocks.
2人の結婚生活は破綻(はたん)をきたしている.
(3) ((略式))〈人・会社などが〉金に困って, 破産しかかって.
(4) 〈ウイスキーなどが〉オンザロックの.at followed the strangely handled announcement in early August that it would pay negative interest on some large deposits, a move sure to unsettle important customers. If BNY Mellon expected peers quickly to follow suit, it was sadly mistaken. Instead, it was odd banker out. Now that's also true of Mr. Kelly.


unsettle

(ŭn-sĕt'l)

v., -tled, -tling, -tles. v.tr.
  1. To displace from a settled condition; disrupt.
  2. To make uneasy; disturb.
v.intr.
To become unsettled.

unsettlement un·set'tle·ment n.
unsettlingly un·set'tling·ly adv.

[動](他)
1 …を不安定にする, 動揺[混乱]させる;〈胃の〉調子を悪くする
The spicy food unsettled his stomach.
香辛料のきいた物を食べて胃の具合が悪くなった.
2 〈人・信念・感情を〉動揺させる, 不安にする, …の気を転倒させる
unsettling news
人心を騒がすニュース.
━━(自)不安定になる, ぐらつく, 落ち着きを失う, 取り乱す.

unsettle

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsɛt(ə)l/


verb

[with object]
  • cause to feel anxious or uneasy; disturb:the crisis has unsettled financial markets an unsettling conversation

Derivatives

unsettlement
noun

unsettlingly
adverb

disinvite


(dĭs'ĭn-vīt')
tr.v., -vit·ed, -vit·ing, -vites.
To rescind an invitation to: disinvited our friends for dinner because of an emergency.

disinvitation dis·in·vi·ta'tion (-vĭ-tā'shən) n.

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