2016年8月23日 星期二

stark, overheated, fall into bed with, hang in the balance


The Tesla Model S P100D can go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, CEO Elon Musk said. "It’s really quite a stark milestone."


 The actor Frank Langella went everywhere, met everyone and fell into bed with almost everybody.
 fall into bed with與人同睡



Nintendo will slash the price of its key new 3DS handheld videogame device by about third—a stark admission that a product Nintendo has placed a huge bet on has failed to take off.


The warnings were stark and issued repeatedly as far back as 1972: If the cooling systems ever failed at a Mark 1 nuclear reactor, the primary containment vessel surrounding the reactor would probably burst as the fuel rods inside overheated. Dangerous radiation would spew into the environment.


Reducing victims in Gaza to stark statistics

In military jargon, civilian casualties in military actions are "collateral damage." The expression has a cold, soulless ring to it, devoid of any sense of the warmth normally associated with human life. The expression reduces each person's life and death to stark statistics, enabling aggressors to conveniently justify their actions.


Republicans' comeback hopes rest on recapturing suburbs
Republicans are banking on voter backlash to regain control of the suburbs. Their prime target: independents who voted for Democrats last time, but are wary about the health-care law, economy and deficit.




The Los Angeles Times leads with a look at how healthcare will provide voters in November with an issue where the Republican and Democratic presidential contenders offer very different proposals. Although all the candidates say they want more Americans to have access to affordable health insurance, their strategies on how to get there offer a stark choice ultimately because "they view the problem differently."

德黑蘭核武疑雲 TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
A Blow to Bush's Tehran Policy
President Bush got the world's attention this fall when he warned that a nuclear-armed Iran might lead to World War III. But his stark warning came at least a month or two after he had first been told about fresh indications that Iran had actually halted its nuclear weapons program.
(By Peter Baker and Robin Wright, The Washington Post)

BBC
國民主黨在對伊朗的情報報告公布後呼籲重新思考對伊朗的政策,該報告指出德黑蘭目前並沒有在努力開發核武器。 美國民主黨參院領袖哈里﹒里德說,現在需要加大對伊朗的外交力度。 美國的情報報告指出,伊朗曾在2003年中止了核武器發展計劃,但繼續進行濃縮鈾提煉工作。 《美國國家情報評估報告》指出,他們有"高度的信心"認為,伊朗在國際壓力下在2003年中止了它的核武器計劃。




If Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation agree to merge, it would become a powerhouse in the music industry and an early test of the Obama administration's views on concentrated corporate power, particularly in an area with potentially stark implications for consumers.

Go to Article from The New York Times»


The career of one of Japan's biggest pop stars, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, appears to hang in the balance after he was arrested for being naked and drunk in a public park.

Japan's interior minister has even weighed in, describing the incident as "one of worst acts one can do".

Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo on a case that is gripping the nation.

in the balance
If a situation is in the balance it has reached a stage where it will soon be decided one way or another:
The game hung in the balance until the last minute when an exciting point decided it.

stark (BARE)
adjective
bare, simple or obvious, especially without decoration or anything which is not necessary; severe or extreme:
It was a stark room with its white walls, and a bed and chair as the only furniture.
The stark reality is that we are operating at a huge loss.
In the suburbs the spacious houses stand in stark contrast to the slums of the city's poor.stark (COMPLETELY)
adverb
completely or extremely:
The children were splashing in the river, stark naked/US ALSO buck naked.
I think he's stark raving mad/UK ALSO stark staring mad to want to spend his holiday watching trains!


starkly
adverb
very obviously and clearly:
Her later sensual works contrast starkly with the harsh earlier paintings.


sub·urb (sŭb'ûrb') pronunciation
n.
  1. A usually residential area or community outlying a city.
  2. suburbs The usually residential region around a major city; the environs.
[Middle English suburbe, from Old French, from Latin suburbium : sub-, sub- + urbs, urb-, city.]



stark choice, rage, saty on, cling to

stark
[形]
1 荒涼とした, 飾りけのない, 殺風景な
The land was stark and barren.
その地は荒涼として不毛であった.
2 〈現実・選択などが〉厳しい, 苛酷な
the stark reality
厳しい現実.
3 ((限定))まったくの
stark terror
恐怖心そのもの
in stark contrast to ...
…と際立った対照をなして.
━━[副]まったく, 完全に
be stark raving mad
完全に気が狂っている.

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