2016年5月30日 星期一

undercover, guise, swoop, go off, flip-flop, paraglide, rank (SMELL), itinerary, tracksuit, licensed, overstuffed

A 'Ticking Time Bomb' Goes Off
When Abdallah Al-Ajmi Returned to Kuwait After Nearly Four Years at Guantanamo, His Family Tried to Get Him to Move On. But He Didn't Want to Let Go.
(By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post)



In "Undercover Boss", powerful executives learn a lesson and return to the boardroom with a plan to make jobs easier for their employees. Yet while workers can tell the boss something about being a CEO, the CEO never has anything to say to help the workers

Why we can't look away from bosses toiling on the stockroom floor
ECON.ST

Undercover Boss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undercover_Boss

Undercover Boss is a television franchise series created by Stephen Lambert and produced in many countries. It originated in 2009 on the British Channel 4.

Children’s Flip Flops Recalled by Alpargatas Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Children’s flip flops
Units: About 210,000
Manufacturer: Alpargatas USA Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Decorative paint on the sole of the flip flops can contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard.

swoop and paragliding

France accused of unfairly punishing humanitarian workers

In a week when French police detained around 200 migrants in a swoop at the
channel port of Calais, human rights groups in France say that the
government's crackdown on illegal immigration is also unfairly punishing
people who are being labeled as "good Samaritans" - in other words, those
who help the migrants.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0pcvI44va89pI4



icrosoft draws up battle plan in bid to secure Yahoo swoop
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Sources at the software company's annual Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC) in Houston last week agreed that as Microsoft bids to take on Google, ...


The New York TimesWashington Post, and Los Angeles Times lead with the declassified summary of a National Intelligence Estimate that says Iran stopped work on its nuclear weapons program in 2003. The findings, which also top the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox, represent the consensus view of the country's 16 intelligence agencies and sharply contradict a 2005 estimate that said Iran was aggressively pursuing nuclear weapons. The report, which is widely described as a huge surprise, also provides a sharp contrast to recent statements by President Bush who has been saying Iran's nuclear program poses a serious threat to U.S. securityIn one fell swoop, these new conclusions are likely to have a profound effect on Bush's last year in office and the presidential campaign, not to mention efforts to get the international community to impose more sanctions on Iran.



Confucius in three guises

The first lecture, today, we will be looking at Confucius in three guises: Confucius the man; and Confucius as the eternal teacher; and Confucius as an occasional villain.

今天的第一次講座,我們會研究孔子的三扮相:孔子這人;孔子作為萬世師表;和孔子偶爾淪為「惡人」。


MoMA Plunge


Published: July 27, 2007

The average Manhattan midsummer day is hot, rank and long. Some of us keep to the great air-conditioned indoors; others head for the country. Both options are available at the Museum of Modern Art, and the word must be out. Have you seen the ticket lines lately? The lobby of 11 West 53rd Street is an ocean of flip-flops and shorts.



As each city on the torch’s itinerary prepares for protests, Japan announced that the blue-tracksuited Chinese security guards who accompanied it in London, Paris and San Francisco would not be allowed a repeat performance in Nagano on April 26.
The chairman of the Public Safety Commission said that security on Japanese soil this month would be handled by the domestic police alone.
“I do not personally accept the idea that they will run in Japan as they ran in other countries,” Shinya Izumi said.
The announcement followed the revelation that the Chinese runners – denounced as “thugs” by Lord Coe after they pushed protesters off the road in London – are a branch of the People’s Armed Police. Members of the paramilitary force were deployed last month to quell unrest in Tibet.
Australia had already banned the paramilitary guards from escorting the torch on the relay in Canberra on April 23 – a leg of the tour that is now in doubt because of the protests.

monastery, paramilitary, temple


licensed, comfy, overstuffed

10. British Spies: Licensed to Be Gay

By CATHERINE MAYER / LONDON
Britain's domestic intelligence agency now not only welcomes, but actively seeks, gay applicants





A licensed clinical social worker had lots of comfy, overstuffed furniture and encouraged patients to sit anywhere


flip-flop 

Pronunciation: /ˈflɪpflɒp/ 

NOUN


1A light sandal, typically of plastic or rubber, with a thongbetween the big and second toe.
2North American backward handspring.
2.1informal An abrupt reversal of policy:his flip-flop on taxes
3Electronics switching circuit which works by changing from one stable state to another, or through an unstable state back to its stable state, in response to a triggering pulse.

flip-flop
noun [C usually plural] (AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH AND US ALSO thong)
a type of open shoe, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap which goes between the big toe and the toe next to it

Baby Estampas models


go off
(of a gun, bomb, or similar device) explode or fire.




licence UKUS license Show phonetics
noun
1 [C] an official document which gives you permission to own, do or use something, usually after you have paid money and/or taken a test:
a dog licence
UK driving licence/US driver's license
a TV licence

2 [S or U] FORMAL permission or freedom to do what you want:
As parents, they allowed their children very little licence.
[+ to infinitive] He was given licence to reform the organization.

3 artistic/poetic licence the freedom of artists, writers etc. to change the facts of the real world when producing art

license
verb [T]
to give someone official permission to do or have something:
[+ to infinitive] Several companies have been licensed to sell these products.

licensed
adjective
a licensed pilot
a licensed (= allowed to sell alcohol) restaurant

licensee
noun [C] FORMAL
a person who has official permission to do something, especially to sell alcoholic drinks

overstuffed
(adj.)
upholstered thickly and deeply : "an overstuffed sofa"overstuffed
(v.)
stuff too much : "The pillow was overstuffed"

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licence
licensed practical nurse

comfy
adjective
INFORMAL FOR comfortable:
a comfy chair

i・tin・er・a・ry



 

━━ n. 旅行案内[記]; 旅行日程; 旅路.
━━ a. 巡回する; 旅(路)の.
a detailed plan or route of a journey:
The tour operator will arrange transport and plan your itinerary.Wikipedia article "Tracksuit"
tracksuit
Tracksuit jackets made of nylon
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Tracksuit jackets made of nylon
A model of tracksuit used as casual wear
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A model of tracksuit used as casual wear
tracksuit is an article of clothing consisting of two parts- trousers and a jacket. It was originally intended for use in sports, mainly as what athletes wore over competition clothing (such as running shirt and shorts or a swimsuit) and would take off before competition. In modern times, it has become commonly worn in other contexts.
Tracksuits were very popular with the hip hop and breakdancing scene of the 1980s. During this period tracksuits were manifactured from a mix of triacetate and polyester making them extremely shiny on the outside - ideal for breakdancing on smooth floors and yet fleecy on the inside ensuring comfort for the wearer.

日本政府表示,奧運火炬本月在日本的傳遞接力,將不允許中國火炬衛隊沿途護送。
北京奧運火炬在世界各地的傳遞過程中,都能看到身穿藍色運動服的中國火炬衛隊的身影。
據報道,在倫敦、巴黎和舊金山的火炬傳遞途中,中國派出了的一支由三十名武警組成的火炬衛隊。
但是這支衛隊在倫敦火炬接力途中的表現令英國媒體提出批評,稱他們"具攻擊性"。
日本國家公安委員會委員長泉信也說,我們的原則是日本警方負責保安。
此前,澳大利亞總理陸克文也曾表示,奧運火炬在堪培拉接力傳遞時,中國衛隊將不會沿途陪跑。
火炬接力
北京奧運火炬已經從美國的舊金山抵達阿根廷首都布宜諾斯艾利斯。鑒於倫敦和巴黎發生的抗議活動,阿根廷當局採取了嚴厲的安全措施。
當局部署了數千名警察,以防抗議中國鎮壓藏人的示威者擾亂火炬傳遞。
據報道,支持藏人的抗議者舉行了一次記者會,一些人還上街進行抗議。
但是,當地也有華人表示,他們準備上街,支持奧運火炬的傳遞。
阿根廷華人商會的徐玲接受了BBC中文部採訪。她說她準備和其他華人同伴一起迎接奧運火炬。
火炬傳遞將在星期五下午進行。
此外,西方政界人士繼續就西藏和人權問題向北京施壓。





rank (SMELL)
adjective
smelling strong and unpleasant:
His clothes were rank with sweat.

guise 
noun [U]
the appearance of someone or something, especially when intended to deceive:
The men who arrived in the guise of drug dealers were actually undercover police officers.

The company has been accused of trying to sell their products under the guise of market research.



swoop
 Show phonetics
verb [I]
1 to move very quickly and easily through the air, especially down from a height in order to attack:
The eagle swooped down to snatch a young rabbit.Just a handful of corn, and the pigeons of St. Mark's Square swoop.
區區一把玉米,聖馬可廣場上的鴿子便俯撲而來。

And in Oman, an 82-villa Evason Hideaway opens on Zighy Bay, a remote crescent of white sand where guests can swoop in on paraglides.

para・glider


━━ n. パラグライダー (((1)ロケットの減速用など.(2)滑空を楽しむための長方形のパラシュート)).
 para・gliding ━━ n. パラグライディング.)
paragliding Show phonetics
noun [U]
the sport of jumping out of an aircraft with a special parachute that allows you to travel a long horizontal distance before you land


2 INFORMAL to make a sudden attack on a place or group of people in order to surround and catch them:
Undercover police swooped on three houses in Bristol at 5 a.m. this morning.

swoop Show phonetics
noun [C]at/in one fell swoop 一口氣...
If you do something at/in one fell swoop, you do it all at the same time:
I got all my Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop.







undercover

Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈkʌvə/   /ˈʌndəkʌvə/



ADJECTIVE

Involving secret work within a community or organization, especially for the purposes of police investigation or espionage:an undercover police operation[AS ADVERB]: he worked undercover in Northern Ireland

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