"In Victorian times it was our love for home fires that politicians were reluctant to upset; today it is our love for cars and other private means of transport. It took many decades to act on the knowledge that pea-soupers cost lives. How many decades will it take in our own time?"
2,000 Google employees just went out to protest the immigration ban.
the act of leaving an official meeting as a group in order to show disapproval, or of leaving a place of work to start a strike:
Senior union workers staged (= had) a walkout this afternoon at the annual conference over the proposed changes in funding.
See also walk out.2012年4月5日 星期四
AT&T Faces Possible Walkout
AT&T could see 40,000 wireline employees walk off the job Sunday morning if the union can't reach an agreement with the telecommunications giant for a new contract.
Harvard Students Stage Walkout in OWS-Like Protest Intro econ class walks out, criticizes professor as favoring the rich.
1 ストライキ(strike)2 ((主に米略式))（抗議のための）退場, 欠場.
stage a walkout
Science fiction inspired him—though his first job after leaving school was in the down-to-earth British civil service, which gave him plenty of time to think and write. From there, imagining the possible and the probable gradually took over.
In a statement late Monday, Yahoo said: "We have been informed that the Justice Department, as they sometimes do, is seeking advice from an outside consultant, but that we should read nothing into that fact. We remain confident that the deal is lawful."
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- The setting of commodity prices artificially by a government.
- The result of an unlawful agreement between manufacturers or dealers to set and maintain specified prices on typically competing products.
to believe that an action, remark or situation has a particular importance or meaning, often when this is not true:
Don't read too much into her leaving so suddenly - she probably just had a train to catch.
- Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances.
- Capable of occurring or being done without offense to character, nature, or custom.
- Capable of favorable development; potential: a possible site for the new capital.
- Of uncertain likelihood.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin possibilis, from posse, to be able.]adj. - 可能的, 合理的, 可允許的, 有可能的, 合適的, 尚可的
n. - 可能性, 可能的事物
n. - 可能性, 適当なもの, 可能性のあるもの
adj. - 可能な, 起こりうる, 有り得る, 満足できる, 可能な限りの
SYNONYMS possible, workable, practicable, feasible, viable. These adjectives mean capable of occurring or being done.
Possible indicates that something may happen, exist, be true, or be realizable: “I made out a list of questions and possible answers” (Mary Roberts Rinehart).
Workable is used of something that can be put into effective operation: If the scheme is workable, how will you implement it?
Something that is practicable is capable of being effected, done, or put into practice: “As soon as it was practicable, he would conclude his business”
Feasible refers to what can be accomplished, brought about, or carried out: Making cars by hand is possible but not economically feasible.
Viable implies having the capacity for continuing effectiveness or success: “How viable are the ancient legends as vehicles for modern literary themes?” (Richard Kain). (George Eliot).
- Likely to happen or to be true: War seemed probable in 1938. The home team, far ahead, is the probable winner.
- Likely but uncertain; plausible.
- Theology. Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.
[Middle English, plausible, from Old French, from Latin probābilis, from probāre, to prove. See prove.]When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.— Rene Descartes (1596-1650), French mathematician, physiologist, physicist and philosopher.
adj. - 很可能發生的, 很有希望的, 很可能成為事實的, 有充分根據的
n. - 有希望的候選人, 可能的事情
- probable cause 合理的根據
adj. - ありそうな, 有望な
n. - 起こりそうなこと, 予想される勝者
- probable cause 考えられる原因, 相当の根拠
"This effort is not a response to the administration in Washington, but it's certainly well-timed," said CNN Vice President Andrew Morse.
The new effort will be guided by two legendary investigative journalists, will involve at least a dozen new hires and the creation of a new digital home for the new unit.
in the flesh
phrase of flesh
NOT VETTED BY CNN
Ilegal Lawfulness: Taiwanese Citizen Occupying Parliament
A Founder of the Revolution Is Barred From Office, Shocking Iranians
By THOMAS ERDBRINK
A vetting panel rejected former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and an ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's.
The group, called Google Ventures, is expected to invest up to $100 million over the next 12 months. It will be overseen by David Drummond, who will continue in his role as senior vice president of corporate developing and chief legal officer at Google. Investments will be vetted by William Maris, who joined Google about a year ago, and Rich Miner, a co-founder of Android, a mobile software startup that Google acquired in 2005.
Aides Say Obama Chose a Partner in Leadership By JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
As world events shifted, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s stock rose through one of the most rigorous vice presidential vetting processes Democrats could recall.
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Near A Quarter Million Taiwanese Gathered to Protest for Human Rights Violation in Its Military
By TofBrownCoat | Posted 2013/8/3 上午 9:50 | Taipei, Taiwan
Near a quarter million Taiwanese marched and gathered in front of the Presidential Office Building on the night of August 3rd (local time) demanding justice for the tragic death of young Corporal Hung Chung-Chu (洪仲丘) and the improvement of human rights issues in the country’s military, Republic of China Army (RCA).
The mysterious death of Corporal Hung has been the center of this island’s attention for a month since its reporting in early July. Though the government and its military police have vowed to investigate thoroughly, many have not yet been satisfied with the results. Corrupted key evidences and many statements with either incomplete or suspicious information released by the military police investigation unit only fueled people’s anger and frustration toward the government.
The protest on August 3rd was aimed to pressure the government for more detailed and open investigation into Hung’s tragedy and improvements for soldiers’ rights in RCA. A Facebook group named "Citizen 1985" organized and called for the protest.
Over hundreds of thousands of users showed their support online by sharing the information of this event via Facebook, YouTube, and other social media channels. The majority of the event participants are believed to be young men and women in their 20s. Many perceived this event as a new milestone of social movement activity for young Taiwanese.
The government sopekeman and the President of the Executive Yua, Chiang Yi-Huah (江宜樺), held a press conference later at night responding to the protest. Chiang reassured the public that the government will devote its effort to provide a practical and swift improvement plan for the human rights issues in the military and the military court justice system. However, Chiang also stated that the government will respect the investigation results done by the military police and the will not interfere nor involve with the case further.
Many are skeptical about such announcement due to the lack of government action to face these issues in the past. It is fair to say that more protest events are to be expected in the following weeks if there is no sign of change or progress on Hung's case.
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1. To subject to veterinary evaluation, examination, medication, or surgery.獸醫相關的檢驗等或
2. 仔細檢驗或評估 To subject to thorough examination or evaluation: vet a manuscript.
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本港缺乏動物護理的課程，理大與英國倫敦大學皇家獸醫學院合辦動物護理學士課程，課程主任高文宇有信心課程可吸引逾千人報讀。 高文宇表示，課程由理大與英國倫敦大學皇家獸醫學院（RVC）教員任教，RVC將派出4名教員長駐本港。參與實習的機構包括香港賽馬會、海洋公園、漁 ...The Royal Veterinary College is a veterinary school in London, UK which provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and scholarship, ...
verb [T] -tt-
to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable:
During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published.
The bank carefully vets everyone who applies for an account.
外交上有positive vetting-pv 積極調查 相對於消極調查(只包括調查既有的資料是否不利於"安全")
Definition of vetnoun
verb (vets, vetting, vetted)[with object]
Origin:mid 19th cent: abbreviation of veterinary or veterinarian
Maginot line (MAZH-uh-no lyn)
An ineffective line of defense that is relied upon with undue confidence.
After Andr? Maginot (1877-1932), French Minister of War, who proposed a line of defense along France's border with Germany. Believed to be impregnable, the barrier proved to be of little use when Germans attacked through Belgium in 1940.
"France has no shortage of linguistic generals who seek to regiment French and see an enemy lurking behind every new word or phrase. Yet what security do they bring? Franglais continues to infiltrate French ranks, despite a Maginot line of laws, word-vetting committees and diktats from the Academie Francaise." — Ado Cherche Appart, The Economist (London), May 11, 1996.
"Absent some sober rethinking, forward engagement is likely to produce an American Maginot Line around Asia's rim, as myopic demands to stay there automatically lead to costly missile defenses." — Paul Bracken, America's Maginot Line, The Atlantic Monthly (Boston), Dec 1998.
- A harsh, unilaterally imposed settlement with a defeated party.
- An authoritative or dogmatic statement or decree.
[German, from Latin dictātum, from neuter past participle of dictāre, to dictate. See dictate.]
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U.S. Seizes Control of AIG With $85 Billion Emergency Loan
Invoking extraordinary powers granted after the 1929 stock market crash, the government seized control of the insurance giant American International Group to preserve a crucial bulwark of the global financial system.
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Imam Mohammed moved decisively toward the religious mainstream. In 1992, he became the first Muslim to deliver the invocation for the United States Senate. He led prayers at both inaugurals of President Bill Clinton. He addressed a conference of Muslims and Reform Jews in 1995, and participated in several major interfaith dialogues with Roman Catholic cardinals. He met with the pope in 1996 and 1999.
The time was now the Naughty 'Nineties, and Wells's notorious randiness began to emerge. In 1891 he married his cousin Isabel Mary Wells, after protesting at plaintive length about her wish to marry before leaping into bed: "I didn't believe in marriage anyhow, I insisted. The great thing was not marriage but love. I invoked Godwin, Shelley, Socialism." (From Experiment in Autobiography, 1934.) Alas, even after marriage Isabel proved to be less than keen on sex, and Wells's first extramarital affair soon followed.
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The adjective has one meaning:
Meaning #1: feeling great sexual desire
Synonyms: aroused, horny, ruttish, turned on
n. (dē̍*ē"sĭs)[NL., fr. Gr. de`hsis supplication.]
(Rhet.) An invocation of, or address to, the Supreme Being.
An adjuration or calling to witness; or, the vehement expression of desire put in terms of "for someone's sake" or "for God's sake."
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Wikipedia article "Deesis" 這說明並不完全
西方最著名的 (比利時) "根特祭壇畫乃是一例
- Having the power to decide; conclusive.
- Characterized by decision and firmness; resolute.
- Beyond doubt; unmistakable: a decisive defeat.
decisiveness de·ci'sive·ness n.
SYNONYMS decisive, conclusive, crucial, definitive, determinative. These adjectives mean determining or having the power to determine an outcome: the decisive vote; a conclusive reason; crucial experiments; a definitive verdict; the determinative battle.
verb [T] FORMAL
to use a law, rule, etc to support what you are saying or doing
The President may invoke federal law to stop the strike.invoke
verb [T] FORMAL
1 to request or use a power outside yourself, especially a law or a god, to help you when you want to improve a situation:
Police can invoke the law of trespass to regulate access to these places.
Their sacred dance is performed to invoke ancient gods.
2 to make someone have a particular feeling or remember something
noun [C or U] FORMAL
━━ vt. （救いを神に）祈る; （法律・原則に）訴える; 懇願する; （魔法で霊を）呼出す; （感情を）呼びさます; 【コンピュータ】呼び出す, 起動する.
━━ n. （救いを求める）祈り, 祈願 ((to)); 【コンピュータ】起動, 呼び出し.