2018年5月14日 星期一

ballsy, repurpose, purpose-built. voting age

Whether they win or lose the bid for Amazon’s HQ2, cities are repurposing those pitches to lure other companies.
Many of the 20 cities shortlisted as sites for the retail giant’s second headquarters are using the multimedia presentations they created for…
WSJ.COM

Today, a bust of Krystyna Skarbek (aka Christine Granville) - the first woman to work for Britain as a special agent during the Second World War - will be…
TELEGRAPH.CO.UK

A lower voting age would strengthen the voice of the young and signal that their opinions matter—encouraging more to cast their ballot. In Scotland, where 16- and 17-year-olds were eligible to vote in the independence referendum in 2014, an impressive three-quarters of those who registered turned out on the day



Beginning in 2020, the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will expand into a purpose-built facility in Allston. The 500,000+ square foot complex will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, active learning labs, maker space, faculty labs, community space and a café. Green design will make it one of the most environmentally sustainable facilities of its kind.
repurpose
riːˈpɜːpəs/
verb
gerund or present participle: repurposing
  1. adapt for use in a different purpose.
    "they've taken a product that was originally designed for the CD-ROM and repurposed it for the Microsoft Network"

ballsy
ˈbɔːlzi/
adjective
informal
  1. determined and courageous.

    "she was a cool, ballsy woman"





purpose-built




ADJECTIVE

British 
  • Built for a particular purpose.
    ‘purpose-built accommodations for the elderly’


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