2017年7月19日 星期三

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China Showers Myanmar With Attention, as Trump Looks Elsewhere


Myanmar's opening had been considered an American victory, but Beijing is bringing it into its fold with money and diplomacy.

The Senate version of the repeal (and "replacement") of the Affordable Care Act -- which Mitch McConnell is now sharing with Senate Republicans -- eliminates just about all of its extra taxes on the rich by deeply cutting Medicaid and reducing subsidies to the poor. But McConnell figures he can keep moderate Republicans in the fold (he needs almost all their votes) by delaying these provisions and allowing states to reduce insurance coverage.

Even as a global crackdown on secretive tax havens has gathered pace, Panama has remained a stubborn holdout.

Panama was already facing international criticism.

Salvador Dalí’s Surrealist art proved a little too avant garde.

By 1959, Dali had agreed to join the fold, submitting 10 potential designs to the company.

In the novel "Botchan" by Soseki Natsume (1867-1916), there is a scene where the protagonist and his colleague, Yama-arashi, dine together on sukiyaki. The beef needs to be simmered in the pot at the table, but the protagonist, being a typical impatient Edokko (Tokyoite), starts digging in before the meat is fully cooked. Yama-arashi, who is from Aizu (present-day western Fukushima Prefecture) and more laid back, admonishes him: "Hey, that meat isn't done yet. You're going to get a tapeworm from that."

Can anything be salvaged from this wreck? I doubt it. The deficit commission should be told to fold its tents and go away.

Despite such discouraging tales, Mary Ann Gould, the woman who started it all, is convinced that Philadelphia companies are on the brink of seeing it happen.
"You are seeing results in certain pockets," she says. "And these people are going out and talking to let others know what they've experienced. We've started to create a group of champions" who will, in their turn, bring new believers into the Deming fold.

在現行的國際體制下,沒有任何超越國家主權的存在(無政府狀態)。聯合國或其他國際組織皆沒有干預任何國家內政的權力;這就是一個叢林社會,適者生存。舉個例子,許多西方國家在二十一世紀的今天大肆撻伐中國的人權問題,但沒有任何一個國家或國際組織可以強迫中國政府改善人權,頂多只能運用媒體與國際舞台的力量進行「點名羞辱」(naming and shaming),而中國政府多數時間都把它當做耳邊風。

Come back to a group after an absence, as in Matthew taught for a number of years, but now he's returned to the fold as vice-president of the firm. This term employsfold in the sense of “an enclosure for sheep,” which has been used figuratively since the first half of the 1300s.

Return to the fold | Define Return to the fold at Dictionary.com


the fold

 group of people who share the same ideas or aims or who live or work together
in the fold
He is now firmly back in the conservative fold.
return/come back to the fold
Emily longed to return to the family fold.
bring someone back to the fold
We are hoping that these policies will bring reluctant voters back to the fold.
leave/stray from the fold
Many Western Marxists left the Communistfold in the 1970s.
(the fold) A group or community, especially when perceived as having shared aims and values:government whips tried to persuade thewaverers back into the fold

fold one's tent
Quietly depart, as in It's late, so let's fold our tents. This term is a partial quotation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Day is Done" (1844): "And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And quietly steal away."

in·fest (ĭn-fĕst') pronunciation

tr.v., -fest·ed, -fest·ing, -fests.
  1. To inhabit or overrun in numbers or quantities large enough to be harmful, threatening, or obnoxious: rats infesting the sewers; streets that were infested with drugs.
  2. To live as a parasite in or on: livestock that were infested with tapeworms.
[Middle English infesten, to distress, from Old French infester, from Latin īnfestāre, from īnfestus, hostile.
[動](他)〈強盗団・野獣・害虫・病気などが〉〈植物・場所などに〉出没する, 横行する, 群がる;((受身))(…が)はびこっている((with ...))
a dog infested with fleas
[名][U]荒らすこと;出没, 横行;群生.infestation in'fes·ta'tion n.
infester in·fest'er n.


Principal features of the beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata). The head, …
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Principal features of the beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata). The head, … (credit: © Merriam-Webster Inc.)
Any of about 3,000 species (class Cestoda, phylum Platyhelminthes) of bilaterally symmetrical parasitic flatworms found worldwide. Tapeworms range from 0.04 in. (1 mm) to more than 50 ft (15 m) long. The head bears suckers and often hooks for attaching to the liver or digestive tract of the host. Once attached, a tapeworm absorbs food through its body wall. The body is often divided into a head, or scolex, possessing the suckers and hooks, an unsegmented neck, and a series of proglottids (units containing both male and female reproductive organs) that continually form in a growth region at the base of the neck. Following fertilization, each mature proglottid containing thousands of embryos breaks off and is eliminated in the host's feces. If these are ingested by an animal (the intermediate host) grazing on food contaminated with feces, they develop into larvae, which bore through the intestinal wall into the circulatory system and are carried to muscle tissues, which they burrow into, forming a dormant cyst. When meat is inadequately cooked, humans become infested with the larvae, which attach to the intestinal wall. Many species that infest humans belong to the genus Taenia; the intermediate host is implied by the name (e.g., beef tapeworm, T. saginata). Humans can also acquire tapeworms through fecal contamination of soil or water.