2016年8月3日 星期三

sports, vitriolic, bigotry, the Sport of Business

Unfiltered Voices From Trump’s Crowds

Mr. Trump’s supporters often chant vitriolic, even violent slogans at his campaign events. Our reporters documented examples.

If you don't watch Fox News or listen to right-wing radio, you probably aren't aware of the negative coverage the pope and his message are receiving this week. Media Matters for America compiled this video.


Pope Francis Confronts Right-Wing Media Vitriol | BillMoyers.com
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Any leader of any American community, or institution, or congregation who does not now publicly and forcefully condemn the religious bigotry espoused by the current leading Republican candidate for president of the United States is complicit in that religious bigotry. As Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, "“It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people …."


The head of the EU Commission has tried to calm nerves after a vitriolic exchange between Greece and Germany over Athens' debt woes this week. Comments by Germany's finance minister have come under heavy fire in Greece.

Oracle Says H-P and Intel Secretly Propped Up Dead Chip
Oracle added what it characterized as a damning new allegation against Hewlett-Packard in a vitriolic legal battle. But the bigger issue may be just how long this fight will go on.

n E-Books, a New Player
Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has written an e-book, "How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It."





bigotry 

Pronunciation: /ˈbɪɡətri/ 

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself:the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry


Origin

Late 17th century: from bigot, reinforced by French bigoterie.

sport
spɔːt/
noun
plural noun: sports
  1. 1.
    an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
    "team sports such as soccer and rugby"
    synonyms:(competitive) game(s), physical recreation, physical activity, physical exercise;
    "he takes part in a variety of sports"
  2. 2.
    informal
    a person who behaves in a good or specified way in response to teasing, defeat, or a similarly trying situation.
    "go on, be a sport!"
verb
3rd person present: sports
  1. 1.
    wear or display (a distinctive item).
    "he was sporting a huge handlebar moustache"
    synonyms:weardisplayexhibit, have on show, show off, flourishparadeflaunt
    "he sported a gardenia in his buttonhole"
  2. 2.
    play in a lively, energetic way.
    "the children sported in the water"
    synonyms:play, have fun, amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy oneself, divert oneself, frolicgambolfriskrompcavortcaperMore

Sport (UK) or sports (US) are all forms of usually competitive physical activitywhich,[1] through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators.[2] Usually the contest or game is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a tie game; others provide tie-breaking methods, to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of such two-sided contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Manysports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such asracing, many contestants may compete, each against all with one winner.
Sport is generally recognised as activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition,[3] and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports.[2] However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports,[4][5] although limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.[1]

Sport從一開始就不是為了培養健康的身體,看NBA每年多少球員受傷,看拳擊場上多少人打殘打傷。Sport打從一開始就不是為了瘦身與身材,看相撲選手可以把自己養得多胖。Sport本來就不是一定要和流汗、喘氣、練肌肉連在一起的。這就是為什麼,賽車、撞球、西洋棋、大胃王比賽都可以是Sport。你說大胃王比賽沒技巧?錯了!在快速取食、咀嚼、下咽等流程,都有大量的技巧。
當我們把Sport視為保持健康的工具,我們永遠也不能理解為什麼歐美國家會有職業球員,而且極為高薪,而且能成為全國英雄──其實原因在於,歐美國家眼中Sport從不是運動或體育,它不是一個工具。Sport就是展現智慧、品格、技巧、力與美的方式。某程度來說,它體現了生而為人的價值與美好,和科學、藝術一樣。
不了解Sport,將它誤解為運動或體育,其實就很難真正了解它為什麼能歐美社會與生活中成為這麼重要的元素,我們的人生也將錯過它最珍貴的那一個部分。



vitriolic

(vĭt'rē-ŏl'ĭk) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
  2. Bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism.
vitriol[vit・ri・ol]
  • 発音記号[vítriəl]
[名]
1 ((文))痛烈な批評, しんらつな皮肉
dip one's pen in vitriol
毒筆を振るう.
2 ((古風))硫酸(sulfuric acid).
━━[動](〜ed, 〜・ing;((英))〜led, 〜・ling)(他)…を硫酸で処理する, 硫酸化する.

vitriolic[vit・ri・ol・ic]

  • 発音記号[vìtriɑ'lik | -riɔ'l-]

[形]
1 しんらつな, 痛烈な.
2 硫酸(塩)の[に似た];硫酸(塩)から得られる.

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