2018年4月19日 星期四

appropriation, continuing, capitulation, pylon, moxy, haboob, cultural appropriation, Victory Day (9 May)

North Korea Drops Troop Demand, but U.S. Reacts Warily
North Korea Drops Troop Demand, but U.S. Reacts Warily
North Korea’s leader will no longer demand that American troops leave South Korea, the South’s president said, but American officials dismissed the idea that it was a capitulation.

But on the other hand, the Indian appropriation made me feel a bit rattled!

There is not narcissism and non-narcissism. There are narcissisms that are more or less comprehensive, generous, open, extended. What is called non-narcissism is in general but the economy of a much more welcoming and hospitable narcissism. One that is much more open to the experience of the Other as Other. I believe that without a movement of narcissistic reappropriation, the relation to the Other would be absolutely destroyed, it would be destroyed in advance. The relation to the Other, even if it remains asymmetrical, open, without possible reappropriation, must trace a movement of reappropriation in the image of one’s self for love to be possible. Love is narcissistic.
― Jacques Derrida

Two separate capitulation events took place at the time. First, the capitulation to the Allied nations in Reims was signed on 7 May 1945, effective 23:01 CET 8 May. This date is commonly referred to as the V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) in most western European countries. Joseph Stalin was displeased by this, believing that the German surrender should have been accepted only by the envoy of the USSR Supreme command and signed only in Berlin. Stalin insisted the Reims protocol be considered preliminary, with the main ceremony to be held in Berlin, where Marshal Zhukov was at the time, as the latter recounts in his memoirs:[6]

Victory Day (9 May)

In a stunning policy turnaround, Germany has imposed limits on asylum seekers only a week after appearing to throw its borders wide open. Though the shift may appear as a capitulation by Angela Merkel, it is also a tactical manoeuvre http://econ.st/1QzP9FV

GERMANY, only days ago the symbol of European openness in the face of large-scale refugee flows, has reintroduced border controls to “decelerate” the influx of...

Another flaw in the exhibition is its limited acknowledgment of the women influenced by Cézanne. It holds one landscape by Popova, a Russian Constructivist who became acquainted with Cézanne through the collection of the Moscow businessman Sergei Shchukin, and a photographic homage to Cézanne’s “Skulls” by the appropriation artist Sherrie Levine. That’s it, unless you count the catalog’s brief nods to Elizabeth Murray, Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Cecily Brown.

Some of their firms are concerned about growing unrest in China as swathes of the country's rural population, particularly in the west, fall behind the thriving east. Official figures record 87,000 incidences of rioting and social disturbance in 2005, much of it following the forced appropriation of farmers' land in the name of development. The actual number of cases of civil unrest could be far larger.

Wm. Theodore de Bary combines linguistic clarity with historical scholarship in Asian Values and Human Rights. While disputing the politicians' appropriation of 'values,' he emphasizes the importance of community and communitarianism. He also raises the controversial question of women's dignity and position in a Confucian society. An informative and provocative book.
--Julia Ching, University of Toronto
これは『文化資本の専有-中国「五・四」運動の企て』(Milena Doleželová and Oldřich Král, editors with Graham Sanders, assistant editor ed. The Appropriation of Cultural Capital : China’s May Fourth Project , Harvard University Press 2001)と題する論文集に収められる。同題の共同研究の一部をなすものである。「文化資本の専有」――この標題は本論集の方向性を端的にあらわしてい る。「文化資本」(P・ブルデューの社会学にもとづく言葉)とは、具体的には中国前近代(じつはこの前近代という言い方も本論集の問題意識に立つならば注 意して用いなければならないのだが)の文学作品をはじめとする各種文化遺産を指している。その前近代の「文化資本」を「五・四」の知識人たちはどのように して自らのものとして「専有」していったか。換言すれば、どのような「前近代中国」を「専有」することによって「近代中国」は成立したか――それをテーマ とした八名の論文八篇と編者の序論とからなる。

 In Chapter XXII Leverkühn develops the twelve-tone technique or row system, which was actually invented by Arnold Schoenberg. Schoenberg lived near Mann in Los Angeles as the novel was being written. He was very annoyed by this appropriation without his consent, and later editions of the novel included an Author's Note at the end acknowledging that the technique was Schoenberg's intellectual property, and that passages of the book dealing with musical theory are indebted in many details to Schoenberg's Harmonielehre.[9]

In 2005, Gore returned to the studio to record what would be her comeback album,Ever Since, which won critical acclaim. "She was a broad, she had moxy, she was tough," said friend and record executive Blake Morgan. He helped Gore record and produce Ever Since. Morgan said he had to reach for words from bygone eras to describe Gore's talent. "She had all of that," Morgan said. "And she had a strength ... There was something incredibly compelling about just who she was, on or off the record."

Robert Reich
The decision by a federal district judge in Texas to block the President’s executive order on immigration until the states have contested it through the courts isn’t as serious a blow as it looks. The Justice Department is appealing it, and I doubt it will survive in the appellate courts. A more serious threat comes from House Republicans who say they'll shut the Department of Homeland Security if the executive order isn’t gutted in the Department’s appropriation (the Department’s funding runs out February 27).

The Tea Party wing of the GOP instigated the lawsuit and are behind the House Republican shutdown threat. But they’re playing with fire because:

(1) The executive order well within the President’s authority to set enforcement priorities.

(2) The President has broad support on this. According to recent polls, 72% of Americans favor allowing illegal immigrants who are the parents of children with legal status to stay in the U.S. for three years without being subject to deportation if they pass a background check and have lived in the country at least five years, and only 27% of Americans oppose this policy.

(3) The policy is overwhelmingly supported by Hispanics who constitute the fastest-growing group of American voters.

(4) The public doesn't want another government shutdown. If it happens, Republicans will be even more severely punished in 2016.

Republicans Senate Republicans know all this and are better insulated from the Tea Party than are House Republicans -- which is why the biggest upcoming fight will be between Republicans in the two chambers.

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This time-lapse video shows a giant dust storm creeping across Phoenix, Arizona http://bbc.in/Yp6FI1 It's known as a ‪#‎haboob‬ - have you ever experienced one?
(courtesy Dusty Beard Photography)

continuing, radioactive contamination, look at, look to

continuing worries,

Growth of Health Spending Stays Low

Officials could not say for sure whether the low growth reflected the start of a trend or the continuing effects of the recession.

Radiation Is Detected in Rice in Japan
Wall Street Journal
By JURO OSAWA TOKYO—A Japanese regional government said it detected radioactive contamination in rice that was well below levels considered hazardous, amid continuing worries in Japan over food safety following the March 11 nuclear disaster. ...

Japan Looks at Raising Fuel Economy
New York Times
By REUTERS Japan is looking to join the United States and Europe in adopting standards that set fuel economy targets averaged across a carmaker's entire fleet. The draft guideline calls for an improvement of 24.1 percent in the average mileage of ...




Line breaks: ha¦boob
Pronunciation: /həˈbuːb /


A violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer in Sudan and elsewhere, bringing sand from the desert.


late 19th century: from Arabic habūb 'blowing furiously'.

social appropriation 或譯社會利用

Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture.[3] Cultural appropriation is seen by some as controversial, as the use of elements of a minority culture by a cultural majority are seen as wrongfully oppressing the minority culture or stripping it of its group identity or intellectual property rights.[4] 

On August 31st Israel's government made its largest appropriation of occupied West Bank land in a generation. The Palestinians who live there may yet be called upon to build homes for Israelis on land they regard as their own http://econ.st/1t91wwn

2005 hc 留言:
appropriation-free 什麼意思?
\"Horror Chase,\" by Kevin and Jennifer McCoy, is appropriation-free but relies heavily on movie convention. -- 2005-07-30 01:41:07 --
Homepage: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/29/arts/design/29smit.html?8hpib

stone;「應該是說:Horror Chase 這部電影沒有抄襲(盜用前人作品橋段)的嫌疑,但是很倚重(承襲)已成的電影公式。

convention 有個比較像劇場或電影界的說法,京劇常用的一種說法的英譯就是這字.... on my tongue 可是現在就是想不起來....啊,來了,<程式>。好笑吧

━━ n. 私用, 盗用, 着服; 充当(金); (所有者の権利主張がない場合の)合法的取得; (議会の)歳出割当承認; (議会の承認した)特別支出(金); 歳出予算.
appropriation account 【会計】(利益の)処分勘定.


ap • pro • pri • a • tion
appropriations (複数形)
1 [U]専有,私用;流用,盗用,横領
His appropriation of the money was illegal.
2 [U][C]充当,割り当て,充当された物;(特に)充当金
make an appropriation of 10,000 dollars for ...
3 (議会で承認された)政府支出金;((米))(議会の)歳出の承認
the Senate Appropriations Committee
large appropriation for national defense


Line breaks: moxie
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒksi /

(also moxy)

Definition of moxie in English:


[MASS NOUN] North American informal
Force of characterdetermination, or nerve:when you’ve got the moxie, you need the clothes to match
1930s: from Moxie, the proprietary name of a soft drink.

Now the stages of decline that he maps out in the book — hubris born of success; undisciplined pursuit of more; denial of risk and peril; grasping for salvation with a quick, big solution; and capitulation to irrelevance or death — offer a kind of instant autopsy for an economy on the stretcher.

Pakistan Makes a Taliban Truce, Creating a Haven By JANE PERLEZ
Critics called the accord a capitulation by a government desperate to stop months of fighting in Swat.
Bill Miller, the Legg Mason stock picker, said on Wednesday financial stocks appear to have hit a "capitulation low" in mid-July, but held off on endorsing them for investors.

Michael McCarthy: Capitulation would be elephants' death sentence
Independent - London,England,UK
If China's application is approved, the resulting huge increase in the legal ivory trade will give the biggest possible shot in the arm to the enormous ...
Art of the deal eludes teachers, BC Premier
Globe and Mail - Canada
By GARY MASON. They predicted it would come to this and so it has. And now, barring a last-minute capitulation by the governing Liberals ...

吊在右下方主翼的引擎、被稱為「PYLON」的部位有負責將燃料由油箱送至引擎的粗大配管通過,引擎在運轉時大量燃料被送進來。日方調查人員指出, PYLON部位的附近可能發生配管損傷等異常而導至大量燃料外洩而引火燃燒,調查人員正進一步調查周邊部份,以期儘快找出漏油處,查明失事的原因。 (中央社)

高壓電纜鐵塔 ; steel pylons 輸電鐵塔
航空太空名詞 pylon 派龍;掛架;路標塔
central pylon 中線派龍; crash pylon 飛機拱架(防碰撞用) ; eight; around pylons 繞目標8字 ; engine pylon 發動機掛架;發動機派龍 ; inboard pylon 內側派龍;jettisonable pylon 可拋式掛架 ;overturn pylon 傾覆派龍 ; pylon eight 目標8字 ; pylon; first 第一路標塔 ; pylon; home終點路標塔 right engine pylon 右發動機掛架

(Greek: "gateway") In modern construction, a tower that gives support, such as the steel towers between which electrical wires are strung or the piers of a bridge. Originally, pylons were monumental gateways to ancient Egyptian temples, either a pair of tall truncated pyramids with a doorway between them or a masonry mass pierced by a doorway.

3. In a theater, a movable tower (usually part of a set) for carrying lights.
━━ n. (古代エジプト寺院の)塔門(高圧線の)鉄塔飛行機の)目標塔.

エンジン接合部で燃料漏れか 中華航空機炎上
 那覇空港の駐機場で中華航空機が炎上した事故で、国土交通省航空・鉄道事故調査委員会は21日、火災原因となった燃料漏れは、右主翼とエンジンとの接合 部(パイロン)内部で起きた可能性があるとの見方を強めた。主翼にエンジンをつり下げて固定するパイロンには燃料タンクからエンジンに燃料を供給する配管 がある。調査委は、ゴム製の配管の継ぎ手部分に何らかの問題がある疑いを強め、22日に現地入りする米国・国家運輸安全委員会と共同で調査を進めるととも に、関係者から事情を聴く。
 調査委の現地調査で、右主翼はエンジンから翼端寄りはあまり燃えていないのに、パイロンの胴体側とパイロンから胴体までの右翼下面は激し く燃えていた。調査委はこれを「漏れていた燃料が火災で発火した証拠」として、漏れた燃料がこの付近にたまっていたとの見方を強めている。


  1. The act of surrendering or giving up. See synonyms at surrender.
  2. A document containing the terms of surrender.
  3. An enumeration of the main parts of a subject; a summary.

make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated.

"she turned quickly, rattled by his presence"