2008年11月17日

G20、経済のために連携強化を誓う


World Leaders Vow Joint Push to Aid Economy
( New York Times )

Facing the gravest economic crisis in decades, the leaders of 20 countries agreed Saturday to work together to revive their economies, but they put off thornier decisions about how to overhaul financial regulations until next year, providing a serious early challenge for the Obama administration.

Though the countries’ stimulus packages were cast as ambitious
steps, they mainly reflected measures that the countries were already undertaking to respond to the crisis. What remains to be seen is whether, working with a new White House, the leaders will cast aside their political and economic differences to embrace more radical changes, including far-reaching but fiercely debated proposals to overhaul regulation.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・grave 重大な、荘重な
・thorny とげ(thorn)のある、困難な
・administration 管理、経営、行政(機関)
・stimulus 刺激(物)
・undertake 引受ける、着手する、企てる


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posted by K.Andoh | Comment(1) | 国際

2008年11月15日

チェンジとは・・・


Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

誰か別の人物や別の時期を待っている限り、チェンジはやって来ない。私たちが待っていたのは私たちなのだ。私たちが求めるチェンジとは、他ならぬ私たちのことなのだ。
(バラク・オバマ)


Feed a cold, starve a fever.

風邪をひいて熱がなければよく食べ、熱があれば食べるのを控えよ。
(英語圏ではこんなことが行われるとか)


※直訳すれば、「風邪には餌をやり、熱は飢えさせよ」。いかにも英語的な言い回しですね。

2008年11月14日

グーグルが、インフルエンザの流行を追跡する


Google Uses Searches to Track Flu’s Spread
( New York Times )

There is a new common symptom of the flu, in addition to the usual aches, coughs, fevers and sore throats. Turns out a lot of ailing Americans enter phrases like “flu symptoms” into Google and other search engines before they call their doctors.

That simple act, multiplied across millions of keyboards in homes around the country, has given rise to a new early warning system for fast-spreading flu outbreaks, called Google Flu Trends.

“The earlier the warning, the earlier prevention and control
measures can be put in place, and this could prevent cases of
influenza,” said Dr. Lyn Finelli, lead for surveillance at the
influenza division of the C.D.C. From 5 to 20 percent of the
nation’s population contracts the flu each year, she said, leading to roughly 36,000 deaths on average.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・spread 広がる(こと)
・common 共通の、一般の
・ail 苦しむ、病む
・multiply 増す、(算数)掛ける
・outbreak 勃発、暴動
・prevent 妨げる、防ぐ、予防する(名詞:prevention)
・surveillance 監視、監督


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posted by K.Andoh | Comment(0) | 技術・IT

2008年11月12日

オバマ新大統領、歴史と課題


Obama, History and the Task Ahead
( New York Times )

To the Editor:

For those of us old enough to remember, the depth of emotion goes beyond overcoming the last eight years. I have cried, I have tried to figure out why and now suddenly realize why: the victory of Barack Obama does something I never thought could ever happen.

It does nothing less for me than heal my chronic young boyhood wound of Nov. 22, 1963. And also the wounds of Bobby and Martin. Only now, half a lifetime later, can I account for the depth of my emotion only by the feeling in my gut that these ancient sadnesses and wounds, which I thought would be part of me forever, finally, in this new beginning time, have been healed.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・chronic 慢性の、長引く
・wound 負傷、けが
・ancient 古代の、昔の
・heal (病気・傷を)いやす、いえる


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posted by K.Andoh | Comment(0) | 米国−政治・経済

2008年11月07日

時は偉大なる教師だが・・・


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

時は偉大なる教師だが、生徒をみな殺してしまうのが残念だ。
(エクトル・ベルリオーズ)


Fortune favors the prepared mind.

富は、備えある者をひいきする。
(ルイ・パスツール)



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