Start-Up Takes on 'Patent Trolls'
A start-up is disclosing details of a new service to address patent risks facing technology companies, lining up Cisco and IBM as initial members.
EU parliament leader calls for China protests
The president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, has called on Olympic athletes to demonstrate against human rights abuses when they line up in China. Writing in the German Sunday newspaper, "Bild am Sonntag", Pöttering said that he would like to encourage athletes to face up to things rather than look away. He added that it was a "duty not to forget the people of Tibet, who are fighting for their cultural survival". The Games, which start on Friday and run through until August 24, are being seen by many world leaders as an opportunity to pressure China into rights concessions, particularly with regard to Tibet.
Fireworks lit up the sky (= made the sky bright).
Stars light up UK's Walk of Fame
The UK's answer to Hollywood's Walk of Fame has been unveiled in a TV special.
Entertainers from the world of film, comedy, music and TV over the last 50 years were given plaques on the Avenue of Stars in central London.
Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Alec Guinness and The Sex Pistols were among the first 100 stars to make it onto the Covent Garden walkway.... (BBC)
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light (sth) up (CIGARETTE) phrasal verb [M]
to light a cigarette:
I was lighting up when I noticed a 'no smoking' sign.
新聞：England bans public puffing
England has now joined Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in banning smoking in public places. Bars, workplaces and public buildings are now out of bounds to people who wish to continue to light up.
light (sth) up (EXPRESSION) phrasal verb [M]
If your face or eyes light up, or if a smile lights up your face, you suddenly look happy:
Rosie's whole face lit up with excitement when she saw the presents.
---- light up 照亮 ；使---生輝
to accept that a difficult situation exists:
She's going to have to face up to the fact that he's not going to marry her.
face up 立ち向かう; 直視する ((to)).
1 UK (US lineup) a group of people that has been brought together to form a team or take part in an event:
Several important changes are expected in the line-up for Thursday's match against Scotland.
We've got a star-studded line-up of guests on tonight's show.
2 US FOR identity parade
3 US the order in which the players in a baseball team hit the ball
line up 行列する; （機械を）整とんする; 整列させる［する］; 勢ぞろいする; （行事を）企画する; （人を）確保［手配］する.