2017年7月12日 星期三

perk (ADVANTAGE), swirl, packed, lifestyle


US President Donald J. Trump lands in Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron as political crisis swirls at home. http://cnn.it/2ubB9jU



LED lights that produce 16.7 million shades of colour mimicking day and night
These days, every element of flying feels like a financial calculation. There is one perk that might be worth paying a considerable sum for: wiping out jet lag
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He reads several papers, eats breakfast with his family and helps pack his daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, off to school before making the 30-second commute downstairs — a definite perk for a man trying to balance work and family life. He eats dinner with his family, then often returns to work; aides have seen him in the Oval Office as late as 10 p.m., reading briefing papers for the next day.

Unlikely Player Pulled Into Madoff Swirl
By STEPHEN LABATON
Some wonder if former S.E.C. official Eric Swanson’s marriage to Bernard L. Madoff’s niece slowed a federal investigation.

Questions Are Raised in Trader’s Massive Fraud

Questions are swirling about whether Bernard L. Madoff acted alone and why his suspected con game, in which billions were lost, was not uncovered sooner.

EuroVox | 26.05.2008 | 05:30

Nuremberg Restaurant Takes Dining to a Third Dimension

In Germany, the quality of service separates the good from the bad in the restaurant business. So what would happen if man-power was replaced by machines?

It sounds like an idea from another dimension but it’s actually a reality in the southern German city of Nuremberg.
A restaurant called s'Baggers has done away with wait-staff and replaced them with touch-screen computers and pinball-game style delivery methods.
We went to Nuremberg to taste-test the world’s most modern dining experience.
Report: Laura Spurway


紐約時報 Business: For Lawyers, Perks to Fit a Lifestyle

lifestyle
noun [C]
someone's way of living; the things that a person or particular group of people usually do:
He doesn't have a very healthy lifestyle.
She needs a pretty high income to support her lifestyle.
an alternative lifestyle

alternative lifestyle noun [C usually singular]
a way of living that is unusual, especially when you choose not to have the type of home and job that is considered normal in modern society:
to pursue/seek an alternative lifestyle
Living the vegan 素食 alternative lifestyle that we do, my friends and I are a little overwhelmed by the commercialism of Christmas.



:”lifestyle programme是什麼類型電視節目,尚幸各位南帝、中神通、大龍女、小龍女不吝賜教。
查到一個網頁說某種種睫毛膏
Highly recommended in Taiwanese top lifestyle programme
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女人我最大"!!”
小讀者答:”教你現代人生琴棋書畫詩酒花柴米油鹽油醬醋柴...
舉凡家居佈置美容養顏旅遊購物指南美食好康...
總之就是像蘋果日報上那些消費流行生活資訊型的電視節目吧?!”




swirl



━━ vi. (水・風などが)渦巻く, 渦巻いて流れる; (頭が)ふらふらする.
━━ vt. 渦巻きを起こさせる; 渦に巻き込んで運び去る ((away, off)).
━━ n. 渦巻(形), 渦.


swirl 
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition]
to (cause to) move quickly with a twisting circular movement:
Swirl a little oil around the frying pan.
The fog swirled thickly around us.

swirl
noun [C]
The truck went by in a swirl of dust.


perk (ADVANTAGE) Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 INFORMAL an advantage or benefit, such as money or goods, which you are given because of your job:
A company car and a mobile phone are some of the perks that come with the job.

2 an advantage:
Having such easy access to some of the best cinema and theatre is one of the perks of living in Sydney.


pack (PUT INTO)
verb
1 [I or T] to put something into a bag, box, etc:
We're leaving early tomorrow morning, so you'd better pack (= put clothes and other possessions into a bag or bags) tonight.
She packed a small suitcase for the weekend.
He just packed his bags and walked out on his wife and children.
I haven't packed my clothes (= put them into a bag etc.) yet.
[+ two objects] Could you pack me a spare pair of shoes, please/pack a spare pair of shoes for me, please?
These books need to be packed in/into a box.

2 [T] to put a protective material around something before it is put into a bag, box, etc. so that it will not break or be damaged:
She packed the vase in tissue paper to protect it.

pack
noun [C] (US ALSO backpack)
a type of bag which you usually carry on your back when you are travelling
See also backpack.

packed
adjective
be packed to have put your things into a bag or box, etc:
Are you packed yet?
I'm all packed and ready to go.

packer
noun [C]
a person, company or machine which puts goods into boxes or food into containers

packing
noun [U]
1 when you put things into boxes, bags, etc:
He always does his own packing.
See also postage and packing.

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