A Rare Public View of Obama's Pivots on Policy in Syria Confrontation
By PETER BAKER
President Obama's handling of his confrontation with Syria has been the rare instance of a commander in chief seemingly thinking out loud and changing his mind on the fly.
Once a flyover city, Wellington has become a tourist draw in its own right.
on the fly
- A flight over a specific location, usually at low altitude, as by a formation of military aircraft.
- Chiefly British. An overpass, as on a highway.
A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare.
tr.v., -passed, or -past (-păst'), -pass·ing, -pass·es. (ō'vər-păs')
- To pass over or across; traverse.
- To go beyond; surpass.
- To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress.
- To overlook or disregard.
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈpɑːs/[with object] rare
[名]((米))陸橋, 歩道［跨線(こせん)］橋, 高架交差路（((英))flyover）（⇔underpass）.
━━[動] 〔–〕 （〜ed or -past）(他)
1 …を越える, 横切る.
2 …の（範囲・限度などを）越える, …を犯す；〈障害・困難などを〉乗り越える；…を上まわる.
4 …を看過する.━━(自)上を通る, 通過する.
Reuters (pronounced /ˈrɔɪtərz/) is a global news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom owned by Thomson Reuters.
Until 2008 the Reuters news agency formed part of an independent company, Reuters Group plc, which was also a provider of financial market data. Since the merger between Reuters Group and The Thomson Corporation the Reuters news agency has been a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, forming part of its Markets Division.
Paul Julius Reuter noticed that, with the electric telegraph, news no longer required days or weeks to travel long distances. In the 1850s, the 34-year-old Reuter was based in Aachen – then in the Kingdom of Prussia, now in Germany – close to the borders with the Netherlands and Belgium. He began using the newly opened Berlin–Aachen telegraph line to send news to Berlin. However, the telegraph did not extend the 76 miles (122 km) to Brussels, Belgium's capital city and financial center. Reuter saw an opportunity to speed up news service between Brussels and Berlin by using homing pigeons to bridge that gap.