2017年2月25日 星期六

aggression, embolden, bypass, backdating


  • Much of the front-line work has fallen to thousands of ICE officers who are newly emboldened and empowered.


"Washington is activating measures at the request of Venezuela’s fascist right, who are emboldened by the coup in Brazil."

Nicolas Maduro says ‘Washington is activating measures at the request of…
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So far, Moscow has mainly projected military power mainly on the European periphery and in the Atlantic. But the Middle East and the Mediterranean are fast becoming a Russian playground:http://ow.ly/Sms17

Putin's Damascus Steal
Once more, the Kremlin is increasingly assertive in the Middle East, and once more, it has surprised the West. Emboldened by its perceived success...
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BREAKING NEWS: The first person to stand trial for rigging benchmark interest rates has been convicted on all eight counts of conspiring with other traders and brokers to manipulate Libor, a decision that could embolden prosecutors to file charges against some of Tom Hayes' alleged co-conspirators.


Gloom Lifts, and Obama Goes All Out



By MICHAEL D. SHEAR 9:43 PM ET

President Obama’s self-assured State of the Union address Tuesday reflected his sense of being liberated and emboldened, White House aides said.
Sony and Mr. Kim’s Thugs
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The decision to cancel the release of a movie in response to threats by North Korean hackers could embolden rogue regimes and criminals.



"Perhaps some reading this have limited sympathy with students, and believe they should tone down the actions and the rhetoric; stick to politely lobbying their MP, that sort of thing. But when you look at what young people face, the wonder is that there are not more angry, defiant protests." Via Comment is free



Students are rising again, and police crackdowns will only embolden them
Owen Jones: First thoughts: Once again, student protest – this time at...
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When the Bully Is a Sibling
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
New research suggests that aggression between siblings, especially chronic abuse, can inflict psychological wounds as damaging as the anguish caused by school bullies.



North Korea Will Never Play Nice
By B. R. MYERS


Letting Kim Jong-il get away with aggression will only embolden him.


U.S. Antitrust Move Has Google Fighting on Two Fronts
By DAVID STREITFELD and EDWARD WYATT 20 minutes ago


A potential case by the Federal Trade Commission, which hired a former prosecutor to lead its effort, could embolden European Union officials in their own antitrust investigation.



SOMETIMES it takes but a single pebble to start an avalanche. On January 21st Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at Cambridge University, wrote a blog post outlining the reasons for his longstanding boycott of research journals published by Elsevier. This firm, which is based in the Netherlands, owns more than 2,000 journals, including such top-ranking titles as Cell and the Lancet. However Dr Gowers, who won the Fields medal, mathematics’s equivalent of a Nobel prize, in 1998, is not happy with it, and he hoped his post might embolden others to do something similar.

For Now, Romney Walks Away Smiling

Mitt Romney left his first debate emboldened, but conceded that criticism would likely intensify.




Obama Bypasses Senate Process, Filling 15 Posts 

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
The move suggests a newly emboldened president who is unafraid to provoke a confrontation with the minority party, even as he insists he still hopes to work in a bipartisan way.


Obama Will Face a Defiant World on Foreign Visit 
By HELENE COOPER
Economic woes in the U.S. are emboldening allies and rivals as they question American power on multiple fronts.



Russia and Georgia Clash Over Separatist Region 
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ, ANNE BARNARD and C. J. CHIVERS
Russia conducted airstrikes on Georgian targets, escalating the conflict in an area of Georgia that is shaping into a test of the power and military reach of an emboldened Kremlin.



backdating 是指 將股票選擇權的運用期間自行彈性解釋以利自己
這是過去約2年來美國公司的大事



embolden
verb [T] FORMAL
to make someone brave:
Emboldened by drink, he walked over to speak to her.


embolden

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbəʊld(ə)n/ 
 /ɛmˈbəʊld(ə)n/ 



VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something:emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against hers
2Cause (a piece of text) to appear in a bold typeface:centre, embolden, and underline the heading



Definition of aggression
noun
[mass noun]



  • feelings of anger or antipathy resulting in hostile or violent behaviour; readiness to attack or confront:his chin was jutting with aggression territorial aggression between individuals of the same species
  • the action of attacking without provocation:he called for an end to foreign aggression against his country
  • forcefulness:the sheer volume and aggression of his playing

Origin:

early 17th century (in the sense 'an attack'): from Latin aggressio(n-), from aggredi 'to attack', from ad- 'towards' + gradi 'proceed, walk'

em·bold·en (ĕm-bōl'dən) pronunciation
tr.v., -ened, -en·ing, -ens.
To foster boldness or courage in; encourage. See synonyms at encourage.

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something:emboldened by the claret, he pressed his kneeagainst hers

2Cause (a piece of text) to appear in a bold typeface:centre, embolden, and underline the heading





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