2009年04月17日

所持している道具が金槌だけだと・・・


My advice to girls: first, don't smoke to excess; second, don't drink to excess; third, don't marry to excess.

若い娘さんたちへ、僕からのアドバイス。1つ、喫煙はほどほどに。2つ、飲酒もほどほどに。3つ、結婚もほどほどに。
(マーク・トウェイン)


If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

所持している道具が金槌だけだと、すべての問題が釘のように見えてくるものだ。
(アブラハム・マズロー)

2009年04月15日

タイの反政府デモ、収束へ


Thai Protesters Begin to Disperse
( New York Times )

Anti-government protesters in Thailand announced Tuesday they would end their siege of the prime minister’s office and disperse, offering a respite for the embattled government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjaiva after a day of street battles that left 2 people dead and more than 116 injured.

Before they ended their protests, the “red shirts” were defying the government’s decree of a “severe emergency situation,” including a ban on blocking any traffic, imposed in Bangkok on Sunday, a day after protesters breached security and entered a hotel complex where Asian leaders were gathering for a summit meeting, causing the talks to be canceled.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・siege 包囲(攻撃)
・disperse 散る、分散する
・respite 小休止、一時的中断
・embattle  陣をしく
・decree 法令,、布告、命令


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北朝鮮、協議脱退と核計画再開を宣言


North Korea Says It Will Halt Talks and Restart Its Nuclear Program
( New York Times )

Political analysts said they did not expect North Korea’s latest actions to immediately heighten the nuclear danger the country posed because it had dismantled parts of its nuclear plant at Yongbyon. North Korea has taken a hard line before, only to soften its stance once it got concessions or made a political point.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・pose ポーズをとる・とらせる、(問題などを)引き起こす
・dismantle 〜から(おおいを)取り除く、分解する
・concession 譲歩


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2009年04月13日

酒飲みの赤ら顔はガンの合図


Drinkers’ Red Face May Signal Cancer Risk
( New York Times )

People whose faces turn red when they drink alcohol may be facing more than embarrassment. The flushing may indicate an increased risk for a deadly throat cancer, researchers report.

The flushing response, which may be accompanied by nausea and a rapid heartbeat, is caused mainly by an inherited deficiency in an enzyme called ALDH2, a trait shared by more than a third of people of East Asian ancestry ― Japanese, Chinese or Koreans. As little as half a bottle of beer can trigger the reaction.

The deficiency results in problems in metabolizing alcohol, leading to an accumulation in the body of a toxin called acetaldehyde. People with two copies of the gene responsible have such unpleasant reactions that they are unable to consume large amounts of alcohol. This aversion actually protects them against the increased risk for cancer.

But those with only one copy can develop a tolerance to acetaldehyde and become heavy drinkers.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・nausea 吐き気、むかつき
・enzyme 酵素
・trait 特色、特徴
・accumulation 集積、蓄積
・toxin 毒素
・aversion 反感、嫌悪


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2009年04月10日

君が笑えば・・・


Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep,and you weep alone

君が笑えば、世界は君とともに笑う。君が泣けば、君は一人きりで泣くのだ。
(エラ・ウィーラー・ウィルコックス)

※北の将軍様に捧げましょうか^^;


And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things

何があろうと、自然は尽きることがない。物の奥深く、貴い新しいいのちが生きている。
(ジェラード・マンレー・ホプキンズ)



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