2016年6月1日 星期三

Manhattanhenge, once-mighty, once-unthinkable, tackle, land grabbing, akin, border-free, visa-free list, Stonehenge

Celebrate Manhattanhenge This Memorial Day Weekend




The World in 2016 都分享了 1 條連結

It is no longer even the main opposition party
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Japan May Take on Rice Farmers Wall Street Journal
TOKYO—In a sign Japan may soon start tackling the inefficiency of its domestic industries, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government proposed Wednesday ...


 Overcoming Addiction, Professor Tackles Perils American Indians Face

By ALAN SCHWARZ

David A. Patterson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, has firsthand knowledge of the cultural disconnect, substance abuse and other problems facing American Indian communities.



After three years of discussions, the UN has agreed a document meant to protect local populations againstIt should help ensure the right to food.

A Once-Unthinkable Choice for Amputees
As artificial limbs are infused with better technology, some people are opting to amputate more extensively to regain something more akin to normal function.

It’s time to tackle Taiwan
By David Keene - 01/17/11 05:33 PM ET

TAIPEI — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks on Friday underscoring the strong U.S. commitment to Taiwan were welcome here, as was The Washington Times’s report that the Obama administration is preparing to announce approval of an arms package that will allow Taiwan to significantly upgrade its defenses.

 border-free , tackle, visa-free list, Manhattanhenge, Stonehenge

Germany, France stop Bulgaria, Romania from joining Schengen area

Germany and France have blocked Bulgaria and Romania from joining Europe's
border-free Schengen area next year. Interior ministers from both countries
said that both needed to do more to tackle corruption.


Teaching Safer Way to Tackle
Bobby Hosea, a former professional defensive back, is teaching young football players safe tackling fundamentals in Southern California.
 visa-free list
EU votes to add Taiwan to visa-free list
Taipei Times
By Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favor of Taiwan's inclusion on its Schengen visa-free list yesterday, ...
visa
n.
An official authorization appended to a passport, permitting entry into and travel within a particular country or region.

tr.v., -saed, -sa·ing, -sas.
  1. To endorse or ratify (a passport).
  2. To give a visa to.
[French, short for Latin (carta) vīsa, (the document has been) seen, from feminine past participle of vidēre, to see.]


Spotlight:
Manhattanhenge
Manhattanhenge
What is Manhattanhenge? Manhattanhenge is the phenomenon of the setting sun aligning with the east-west streets of Manhattan's main street grid. It occurs on two days, equidistant before and after the summer solstice. This year, like most years, it occurred on May 30, and is happening again today. The half-sun should be on the grid at 8:24 p.m. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson coined the term Manhattanhenge as a takeoff on Stonehenge, a site in southern England where the sun aligns with the stones on the dates of the solstices. Early birds, take note: the corresponding sunrise phenomenon happens around the winter solstice, usually December 5 and January 8.
Quote:
"(Manhattanhenge is)...a rare and beautiful sight. These two days happen to correspond with Memorial Day and Baseball's All Star break. Future anthropologists might conclude that, via the Sun, the people who called themselves Americans worshiped War and Baseball." Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stonehenge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of ...




tackle
(tăk'əl) pronunciation
n.
  1. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
    1. () Nautical. A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.
    2. A rope and its pulley.
  2. Sports.
    1. The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby.
    2. The act of obstructing a player in order to cause loss of possession of the ball, as in soccer.
  3. Football.
    1. One of two offensive linemen positioned between the guard and the end on either side of the ball.
    2. One of two defensive linemen positioned to the inside of either end.
    3. Either of these positions.

v., -led, -ling, -les. v.tr.
  1. To grab hold of and wrestle with (an opponent).
  2. Sports.
    1. To stop (an opponent carrying the ball), especially by forcing the opponent to the ground.
    2. To obstruct (a player with the ball) in order to cause loss of possession of the ball.
  3. To engage or deal with: tackle a perplexing problem.
  4. To harness (a horse).
v.intr. Sports
To tackle an opponent in possession of the ball.

[Middle English takel, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German, perhaps akin to Middle Dutch taken, to seize, grasp.]
tackler tack'ler n.


 akin
 (ə-kĭn') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Of the same kin; related by blood.
  2. Having a similar quality or character; analogous.
  3. Linguistics. Sharing a common origin or an ancestral form.



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