Protesters took to the streets of Jerusalem, several cities in the West Bank, and Jordan on Friday as anger reignited over US President Donald Trump's controversial decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Jordan's King Abdullah has also been critical of Trump's announcement, saying last week that there was "no alternative to a two-state solution, and Jerusalem is key to any peace agreement." Abdullah is the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.
AOMORI--A tourist is not only welcomed by pristine snow at Aomori Airport right now, but also free Internet access, so visitors can snap shots of the white landscape and then instantly post them online.
A SIM card machine has been set up at the airport’s international flight arrival lobby to enable tourists to access the Internet free of charge. A similar machine has also been set up at Sendai Airport, with both being made available in November.
“pristine”/prístiːn/を取り上げます。『ウィズダム英和辞典』を引いたところ、「まったく汚れていない；新品同様の」や「本来の、自然のままの」とありました。また、LDOCEでは“extremely fresh or clean”と定義されています。記事では“pristine snow”という形で使われていますが、これは「新雪」と解釈できるのではないかと思います。ちなみに、ラテン語の“pristinus”「早い」という表現が語源になっているそうです(goo辞書)。(Blue Sky)
8th planet found in faraway solar system
A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number.
Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding.
This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90. Like Earth, this new planet, Kepler-90i, is the third rock from its sun. But it’s much closer to its sun — orbiting in just 14 days — and therefore a scorching 427 C at the surface. In fact, all eight planets are scrunched up around this star, orbiting closer than Earth does to our sun.
Merriam-Websterには “to draw or squeeze together tightly” や “to cause (something, such as one's features) to draw together —usually used with up” などの定義がされています。
さらに、インターネットで語源を調べたところ、 “in the 1930s it was common for people to write notes on their shirt cuffs -- well, if not common to actual do, at least an idea that many were familiar with. So if you were going to give a speech but hadn't actually prepared something and written it up, you might jot some hasty notes to yourself on your shirt cuffs”という説明を見つけました。今ではあまりなじみがありませんが、昔は袖にメモをしていたようです。準備ができていたならば、特に焦ってメモする必要もありません。裏を返せば、準備なしで何かをする場合、あせってメモなどを残すことから、この表現ができたようです。
Disney to buy Fox film, TV assets for $52.4 bil.
Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal that bolsters the media-entertainment powerhouse’s challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.
It will see Disney acquire the vaunted Fox Hollywood film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and international TV businesses, bringing popular entertainment properties including “X-Men,” “Avatar,” “The Simpsons,” FX Networks and National Geographic into Disney’s portfolio.
取り上げる語はvaunted / vɔːntɪd / です。まずは文意より, ディズニーが未だ所有していないものを形容していると読み取れます。『リーダーズ英和中辞典』(研究社)で調べると, 「誇示されている, 自慢の」とありました。続いてThe Free Dictionary.comによると, “to speak or write about (something) in a strongly positive way” と定義され, 同義語にはpraise, boastが挙げられています。
Nobody could have predicted - and to the best of my knowledge nobody did - that Rupert Murdoch, the cunning Australian with news in his veins and unquenchable fire in his belly, would be a seller. Not like this anyway.
It took the charm of Bob Iger to make it happen. They met over the summer. Iger undoubtedly has one of the most impressive track records of any chief executive in media, and the other qualities that have led to his being talked as a future presidential candidate.
Interviewed this morning, he didn't deny political ambition. But the extension of his contract to 2021, to the delight of investors, and the fact that James Murdoch's future is uncertain - he wasn't mentioned in the statements from either company - exposes earlier stories about Rupert's younger son becoming boss of Disney for the nonsense they always were.
That story was presumably briefed out by the Murdoch camp, and it is possible that he could yet end up with a senior position at Disney. But Iger's diplomatically chosen words on the subject today, saying that "he will be discussing whether there is a role for [James] - or not - at our company" were not flattering. (Skip the rest)
今回取り上げる表現は、fire in the one’s belly です。