2016年5月30日 星期一

undercover, guise, swoop, go off, flip-flop, paraglide

A 'Ticking Time Bomb' Goes Off
When Abdallah Al-Ajmi Returned to Kuwait After Nearly Four Years at Guantanamo, His Family Tried to Get Him to Move On. But He Didn't Want to Let Go.
(By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post)

In "Undercover Boss", powerful executives learn a lesson and return to the boardroom with a plan to make jobs easier for their employees. Yet while workers can tell the boss something about being a CEO, the CEO never has anything to say to help the workers
Why we can't look away from bosses toiling on the stockroom floor

Undercover Boss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Undercover Boss is a television franchise series created by Stephen Lambert and produced in many countries. It originated in 2009 on the British Channel 4.

Children’s Flip Flops Recalled by Alpargatas Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Children’s flip flops
Units: About 210,000
Manufacturer: Alpargatas USA Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Decorative paint on the sole of the flip flops can contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard.

swoop and paragliding

France accused of unfairly punishing humanitarian workers

In a week when French police detained around 200 migrants in a swoop at the
channel port of Calais, human rights groups in France say that the
government's crackdown on illegal immigration is also unfairly punishing
people who are being labeled as "good Samaritans" - in other words, those
who help the migrants.

The DW-WORLD Article

icrosoft draws up battle plan in bid to secure Yahoo swoop
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Sources at the software company's annual Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC) in Houston last week agreed that as Microsoft bids to take on Google, ...

The New York TimesWashington Post, and Los Angeles Times lead with the declassified summary of a National Intelligence Estimate that says Iran stopped work on its nuclear weapons program in 2003. The findings, which also top the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox, represent the consensus view of the country's 16 intelligence agencies and sharply contradict a 2005 estimate that said Iran was aggressively pursuing nuclear weapons. The report, which is widely described as a huge surprise, also provides a sharp contrast to recent statements by President Bush who has been saying Iran's nuclear program poses a serious threat to U.S. securityIn one fell swoop, these new conclusions are likely to have a profound effect on Bush's last year in office and the presidential campaign, not to mention efforts to get the international community to impose more sanctions on Iran.

Confucius in three guises

The first lecture, today, we will be looking at Confucius in three guises: Confucius the man; and Confucius as the eternal teacher; and Confucius as an occasional villain.


noun [U]
the appearance of someone or something, especially when intended to deceive:
The men who arrived in the guise of drug dealers were actually undercover police officers.

The company has been accused of trying to sell their products under the guise of market research.

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verb [I]
1 to move very quickly and easily through the air, especially down from a height in order to attack:
The eagle swooped down to snatch a young rabbit.Just a handful of corn, and the pigeons of St. Mark's Square swoop.

And in Oman, an 82-villa Evason Hideaway opens on Zighy Bay, a remote crescent of white sand where guests can swoop in on paraglides.


━━ n. パラグライダー (((1)ロケットの減速用など.(2)滑空を楽しむための長方形のパラシュート)).
 para・gliding ━━ n. パラグライディング.)
paragliding Show phonetics
noun [U]
the sport of jumping out of an aircraft with a special parachute that allows you to travel a long horizontal distance before you land

2 INFORMAL to make a sudden attack on a place or group of people in order to surround and catch them:
Undercover police swooped on three houses in Bristol at 5 a.m. this morning.

swoop Show phonetics
noun [C]at/in one fell swoop 一口氣...
If you do something at/in one fell swoop, you do it all at the same time:
I got all my Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop.

noun [C usually plural] (AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH AND US ALSO thong)
a type of open shoe, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap which goes between the big toe and the toe next to it

Baby Estampas models

go off
(of a gun, bomb, or similar device) explode or fire.


Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈkʌvə/  


Involving secret work within a community or organization, especially for the purposes of police investigation or espionage:an undercover police operation[AS ADVERB]: he worked undercover in Northern Ireland