2017年5月25日 星期四

nexus, frown, checker, profit off, non-exclusivity, inclusiveness, draws chuckles and frowns, labor of love

 
"Unlike other first ladies, Melania Trump isn't afraid to wear a frown in public."





Last week the Pope, who has surprised many in his short tenure by adopting a reformist, populist tone, offered a lengthy statement on economic justice. It was a highly progressive comment in its way and was therefore sure to make for occasionally uncomfortable reading in economics departments http://econ.st/IF2Lmq


In Britain, the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles has revealed a more liberal society, increasingly tolerant of sexual diversity. But Britons frown on affairs. In 1990, 45% of men said any non-exclusivity in marriage was wrong. Now 63% condemn it. Women take an even dimmer view. The proportion deploring affairs has risen from 53% to 70% http://econ.st/1k2lR11  Taiwan Is Nexus for Information on Apple Wall Street Journal (blog)
Citigroup Inc.'s record fine for improper research practices has put the spotlight on Taiwan, home to Apple Inc.'s supply chain, where the sharing of selective ...
Facebook said it has topped one billion monthly active users, a milestone that raises growth questions anew for the social network and whether it can profit off its giant user base.


On Sept. 23, 1952, Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon went on television to deliver what came to be known as the "Checkers'' speech as he denied allegations of improper campaign financing.

 

The Cash Nexus

In his 2001 book, The Cash Nexus, which he wrote following a year as Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England,[21] Ferguson argues that the popular saying, "money makes the world go 'round", is wrong; instead he presented a case for human actions in history motivated by far more than just economic concerns.

Colossus and Empire


J.P. Morgan Turns a Profit, With a Frown

谷歌在智能手機業務領域的拓展再下一城﹐推出了名為Nexus One的自有品牌手機﹐並開設了新的網上商店﹐通過它直接面向消費者出售手機及相關服務。

Elsewhere in his work, Professor Zajonc explored the nexus between psychology and physiology. In one widely reported study, he found that smiling or
frowning can alter blood flow to the brain as facial muscles relax or contract. This in turn affects the parts of the brain that regulate feelings, helping induce happy or sad emotional states.

 

 .《中英對照讀新聞》Arnie the EU ’presidentor’ draws chuckles and frowns 阿諾想出任歐盟「主席終結者」引來訕笑與不滿
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It’s a script drawing laughs and frowns among European Union veterans: Arnold Schwarzenegger, EU president, chairing summits next to Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and David Cameron.
這個劇本引來歐盟資深官員的笑聲與不滿:歐盟主席阿諾史瓦辛格與法國總統薩科茲、德國總理梅克爾及英國首相卡麥隆併肩列席、主持高峰會議。


Labours of love as Indians find romance at work

By Joe Leahy 2009-05-04
Office romance can be frowned on in the west but employees at India's outsourcing companies are more likely to regard the workplace as a good testing-ground for a long-term relationship.
过去,印度年轻人往往把自己的终身大事“外包”给父母。如今,印度职员们经常在同事圈中寻觅伴侣,把职场当作检验真情的好地方,而企业对办公室恋情也乐于撮合。



labor of love


Work done for one's satisfaction rather than monetary reward. For example, The research took three years but it was a labor of love. This expression appears twice in the New Testament (Hebrews 6:10, Thessalonians 1:3), referring to those who do God's work as a labor of love. [c. 1600]




nexus 
noun [C usually singular] FORMAL
an important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things:
Times Square is the nexus of the New York subway.

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━━ n. (pl. ~(es)) 結びつき, 連結, 連鎖; 結合体[体系]; 【文法】ネクサス.

frown Show phoneticsverb [I]
to bring your eyebrows together so that there are lines on your face above your eyes to show that you are annoyed or worried:
She frowned at me, clearly annoyed.
He frowned as he read the instructions, as if puzzled.
frown Show phoneticsnoun [C]
"Leave me alone, " she said with a frown.

 checker
 (chĕk'ər) pronunciation
n.

    1. One, such as an inspector or examiner, that checks.
    2. One that receives items for temporary safekeeping or for shipment: a baggage checker.
    1. checkers (used with a sing. verb) A game played on a checkerboard by two players, each using 12 pieces.
    2. One of the round flat pieces used in this game.
    1. A pattern of checks or squares.
    2. One of the squares in such a pattern.
  1. A cashier.
tr.v., -ered, -er·ing, -ers.
  1. To mark with a checked or squared pattern.
  2. To diversify (something) in color, shading, or character; variegate.
[Middle English cheker, chessboard, alteration of escheker, from Old French eschequier, from eschec, check in chess. See check.]






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