2017年3月21日 星期二

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For Jarvis Bracy (with his wife, Khadijah Ross), pretrial diversion was priced out of reach. CreditWilliam Widmer for The New York Times

NO MONEY, NO MERCY

A Prosecutor Sets Penalties and Fills Coffers

In the city of Dothan, Ala., one man’s grip on the criminal justice system has exacted a steep price for many.


Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
Theater Review | 'Slava’s Snowshow'

When Every Day Is a Snow Day

Created by the Russian-born clown-artist Slava Polunin, “Slava’s Snowshow” retains the feel of a handmade diversion, modest in means but powerfully pleasurable.

BERLIN — Aside from Romy Schneider hanging out naked on the Riviera and an aged Marlene Dietrich hiding her face from a nosy photographer on an airplane, the most prominent German in a hugely diverting paparazzi show at the Helmut Newton Foundation here through mid-November is Albert Einstein.


The Queen has issued a strong warning to newspapers not to publish paparazzi pictures of the Royal Family.



Princess Caroline Faces Setback in German Paparazzi Lawsuit

Princess Caroline of Monaco suffered a legal setback on Tuesday, March 18,
in her attempt to stop German magazines from publishing unauthorized
photographs of her leisure-time activities.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evxz3yI44va89pI3


Report: Libya Attack Was Planned, Protest Was Diversion
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 1:17 PM EDT


disport
(di-SPORT) pronunciation

verb tr., intr.: To divert or amuse (oneself).
noun: A diversion or amusement.

Etymology
From Old French desporter (to divert), from dis- + porter (to carry).

Usage
"On the island, as on a stage, the people of Paris disport themselves in every attitude of summer recreation." — T.J. McNamara; Seurat's Grand Triumph of Light; New Zealand Herald; Jan 23, 2010.



v., -port·ed, -port·ing, -ports. v.intr.
To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.

v.tr.
  1. To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
  2. To display.
n.
Frolicsome diversion.

paparazzi 
plural noun 狗仔隊
the photographers who follow famous people everywhere they go in order to take photographs of them for newspapers and magazines


"At the moment she pulled the trigger, her dog jumped on her and diverted the shot," a local police officer told AFP, adding that the dog "probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her."
「在她扣扳機之際,她的狗撲向她,使得射擊偏移,」一名當地警官告訴法新社,他補充說,這隻狗「或許察覺事態,因而衝撞她以便救她。」



divert︰動詞,轉移、轉向、改道。例句︰Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.(事故現場周邊的交通已改道而行。)
sense︰動詞,感覺到、察覺到、意識到。例句︰We senses the tension in the conference room.(我們察覺到會議室裡的緊張氣氛。)


divert (TAKE ATTENTION AWAY)
verb [T]
1 to take someone's attention away from something:
The war has diverted attention (away) from the country's economic problems.

2 FORMAL to entertain someone:
It's a marvellous game for diverting restless children on long car journeys.

diversion 
noun [C]
1 something that takes your attention away from something else:
Shoplifters often work in pairs, with one creating a diversion (= an action that takes someone's attention away from something) to distract the shop assistants while the other steals the goods.

2 FORMAL an activity you do for entertainment:
Reading is a pleasant diversion.


diversion program in the criminal justice system is a form of sentence[1] in which the criminal offender joins a rehabilitation program, which will help remedy the behavior leading to the original arrest, and avoid conviction and a criminal record


diversionary
adjective
The proposal was dismissed as a diversionary tactic intended to distract attention from the real problems.

di・ver・sion



━━ n. (注意を)そらすこと[もの], 転換; 気晴らし, 娯楽; (資金の)流用; 〔英〕 迂回路; 【軍】牽(けん)制, 陽動.
di・ver・sion・ism n. 偏向.
di・ver・sion・ar・y  a. 【軍】牽制の; 注意,関心などをそらせる.
diversion in transit privilege 輸送先転換特権.
diverse




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