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"He's like the local boy who grew up and said, 'I need to fix my city.' How do you not get inspired by that?"JOSEPH M. TAYLOR, chief executive of Panasonic Corporation of North America, on Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark, who is winning praise for his efforts to tackle entrenched issues like crime, poverty and lack of opportunity in the divided city.
In a statement, Anish Kapoor, the Indian-British artist who designed Chicago’s “Cloud Gate,” said that he plans to take legal action against the creator of the Xinjiang lookalike.
By NICHOLAS KULISH and CHRIS COTTRELL
Annette Schavan resigned on Saturday, the second time a minister has quit the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel for plagiarism in less than two years.
倫敦奧運的口號“激勵一代人”（inspire a generation）。
Definition of mom-and-pop
denoting a small store or business of a type often run by a married couple:most of the town relies on a local mom-and-pop ISP for their e-mail
Israel wants Taiwan 7-Eleven to drop Hitler lookalikeTAIPEI — The de facto Israeli embassy in Taiwan Tuesday called on 7-Eleven to remove products sporting a Hitler lookalike, but the convenience store chain said it had not yet decided if it would do so.
The appeal came after key rings and magnets, featuring an Adolf Hitler-style cartoon figure with what appeared to be a short black moustache, emerged at several 7-Eleven outlets across the island.
During an interview with local reporters Tuesday, Simona Halperin, the representative of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, said she hoped to see the controversial items removed from the shelves.
President Chain Store Corp, which runs 7-Eleven in Taiwan, said it had not decided if it would remove the products, but denied the images were meant to represent the German dictator.
"It's not a moustache, but a nose," a company official said, referring to the black square in the middle of the figure's face. On Monday, she had described the black spot as a "tooth".
Mark Lee, a blogger who created the cartoon figure, told AFP late Monday that the creation was indeed inspired by Hitler, but said he had no intention of promoting Nazi ideology.
East Asian pop culture and commercial art has a long history of fascination with Hitler and the Nazis.
Occasionally, Hitler turns up in Asian advertisement campaigns, and in the 1990s a pub called "Nazi Bar" was briefly in operation in Taipei.
A look-alike is a person who closely resembles another person. In popular Western culture, a look-alike is a person who bears a close physical resemblance to a celebrity, politician or member of royalty. Many look-alikes earn a living by making guest appearances at public events or performing on television or film, playing the person they resemble. A large variety of celebrity-lookalike images can be found throughout the web, including images placed by professional agencies that offer their services.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
1 〈人を〉奮い立たせる；〈人を〉刺激して（…する）気にさせる((to do))；〈人を〉促して（…を）する気にさせる((to ...))
His speech inspired the crowd.
She was inspired to write a poem.
You always inspire me to greater efforts.
2 ［inspire A in B/inspire B with A］〈A（感情・考えなど）をB（人）に〉生じさせる, （呼び）起こさせる, いだかせる, 吹き込む
inspire dislike in a person
inspire a person with admiration
3 …に生気［活気］を与える, …を活発にさせる
The troops were inspired by the general's heroism.
5 〈言葉・行いを〉（ひそかに）示唆する, そそのかす.
6 （原因となって）…を引き起こす, 生じさせる；…がヒントとなって…する.
7 〈空気・気体を〉吸う, 吸い込む(inhale).
1 鼓舞する, 奮起させる；霊感［神感］を与える.
［ラテン語inspirāre（in-中に＋spīrāre呼吸する＝吸い込む）. △SPIRIT, EXPIRE, RESPIRE］
- fas • ci • na • tion
- fascinations (複数形)
- fas • ci • nate
- fascinated (過去形) • fascinated (過去分詞) • fascinating (現在分詞) • fascinates (三人称単数現在)
1 〈人を〉（…で）うっとりさせる, 魅惑する, 悩殺する((with, by, at ...))；〈人の〉興味をそそる, 心を引きつける, を誘い込む（▼進行形不可）