Journey in Life

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Lúc nào chẳng thế

ma túy trong xe oto là do... gió thổi vào :D
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...With Zak’s sedan still in motion, an officer spotted Zak making “furtive (được thực hiện bí mật và lén lút; trộm; ngấm ngầm) movements, leaning over towards the center console as attempting to discard (vứt bỏ) an item out the passenger window.”

After Zak’s auto came to a stop, an officer approached the car and saw the suspect trying to conceal (giấu) an open can of Budweiser. A subsequent (tiếp theo sau đó) search of the car turned up a glass crack pipe and a clear baggie “with a whitish residue, which tested positive for crack cocaine,” police reported.

Questioned about the baggie, Zak (seen above) denied ownership of the item and claimed that “the police or the wind must have placed it there.”

Bài trước: Ngả mũ

Ngả mũ

giáo sư đại học miami - tác giả nổi tiếng viết sách về tội phạm có tổ chức, có nghề tay trái là... rửa tiền hàng triệu usd tiền bẩn...
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For years, University of Miami professor (giáo sư) and author (tác giả) Bruce Bagley served as a go-to quote for reporters (phóng viên) writing about crime (tội phạm) in the Americas. He spoke authoritatively (hống hách, hách dịch) on violent Mexican drug cartels, guerrilla politics in Colombia and violence in Haiti.

But Bagley, the feds say, parlayed (đánh cuộc) his mastery (sự tinh thông, sự nắm vững, sự thành thạo) of Latin American crime into a secret side job — laundering at least $3 million in dirty Venezuelan money through his own U.S. bank accounts and keeping about $300,000 as a fee for himself.

An FBI investigation culminated Monday when South Florida agents arrested the 73-year-old Bagley, shocking the University of Miami and fellow academics across Latin America.

Bài trước: Đỉnh cao sáng tạo

"Experience is the best teacher" nghĩa là gì?

Làm nhiều khác quen. Photo by Shane Albuquerque from Pexels 

"Experience is the best teacher" = kinh nghiệm chính là người thầy tuyệt nhất -> trăm hay không bằng tay quen, làm nhiều, biết nhiều 

Ví dụ 
"Experience is the best teacher.” That could be the motto (phương châm) for the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Deliberately small, the Katz MBA is known for its outputs: high job placement and ROI (tỷ suất hoàn vốn). 

"Having said that, people do understand and I understand that we were not a perfect government. I was raised to believe that experience is the best teacher in life and having had that front row seat to see how we got some things very right and some things not as right, I think is invaluable (vô giá)." 

If experience is the best teacher is correct, and considering that the proverb has been around since the times of Julius Caesar you can assume it is time proven, then Neal Brown is in a strong position to move West Virginia’s football program forward off the 5-7 record (kỷ lục) compiled in his first season. 

Thu Phương

"Twist off" nghĩa là gì?

Vặn nút chai này để mở là sai lầm nha quý vị. Photo by Fotograf Jylland from Pexels 

"Twist (something) off (something)" nghĩa là vặn rời, vặn gãy, xoắn đứt cái gì. 

Ví dụ
The top drink this season is a twist off a popular iced Mexican favorite.

Now to the fun part, opening the bottle. How do you usually do it? If you twist off the cork (nút chai), that’s wrong. If you pop the the cork with your thumbs, that’s also wrong. 

The design (which, according to the Amazon page, is about the size of a phone) is extremely simple. You just twist off the cap to reveal an internal system (hệ thống bên trong) of three clear bottles. 

Evolutionize (tiến hóa) meal prep. This genius three-layer food prep salad container (hộp đựng) separates your proteins and toppings from your greens, and a mini container with a twist-off top keeps your dressing in check. 

Thu Phương

Bài trước: "Twist the lion's tail" nghĩa là gì? 

Em Trang "béo" hẳn sẽ rất thích

miễn phí bia theo cân nặng...
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Fusion Club, located inside the Cassells Al Barsha Hotel, says the more female customers weigh the more free drinks they can get.

Female patrons (khách quen) can redeem (mua lại, chuộc lại (vật cầm thế); trả hết, trang trải (nợ..)) the “it’s good to gain weight” promotion by either weighing themselves on a scale (cái cân) located inside the bar or they can discreetly (thận trọng, kín đáo, dè dặt) write their weight down on a piece a paper for the bartender.

The written weight option does not require authentication (sự xác nhận là đúng, sự chứng minh là xác thực) because the bar’s management respects (tôn trọng) the “magnanimity (hành động hào hiệp, hành động cao thượng, hành động đại lượng, hành động khoan dung) of our lady guests.”

Nhạc Giáng sinh sôi động

ko phải ai cũng thích đâu,

nữ tiếp viên quầy bar bị ném chai bia vào đầu vì đổi nhạc sang nhạc giáng sinh...
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We know Christmas music isn't for everybody, but there are certainly better ways to handle your disdain (sự cảm thấy ai/cái gì không đáng được tôn trọng; sự khinh bỉ), right?

...The police identified the suspect as Christopher Gamboeck who reportedly chugged (phát ra tiếng bình bịch) his Budweiser, slammed (đập mạnh) it on the counter (quầy), yelled (hét) some expletives (lời chêm vào; lời nói tục tĩu, lời rủa, lời tán thán (chêm vào câu nói)), and threw the bottle in the direction of the female bartender's head after she changed the stereo. Witnesses were able to wrangle (cãi nhau, cãi lộn) him before he could do any further damage, besides pulling down a Christmas tree and several ornaments (đồ trang hoàng, đồ trang trí, đồ trang sức; sự trang hoàng) while exiting the bar.

Bài trước: Vãi khách quen

Khai thác năng lượng gió ở Đức

cũng giảm nhiệt rồi, tốc độ xây mới còn chưa tới 20% so với tốc độ trung bình 5 năm trước, và là mức tăng thấp nhất trong hai thập kỷ qua...
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In the first nine months of 2019, developers (các nhà phát triển) put up 150 new wind turbines across the country with a total capacity of 514MW — more than 80 per cent below the average build rate in the past five years and the lowest increase in capacity for two decades. The sharp decline (giảm mạnh) has raised alarm (báo động) among political leaders, industry executives and climate campaigners.

“For the fight against climate change, this is a catastrophe (thảm họa),” said Patrick Graichen, the director of Agora Energiewende, a think-tank in Berlin. “If we want to reach the 65 per cent renewables target we need at least 4GW of new onshore wind capacity every year. This year we will probably not even manage 1GW.”

The problem was two-fold, he said: “The federal states have not made available enough areas (không dành đủ đất cho dự án mới) for new wind turbines, and those that are available are fought tooth and nail by local campaigners.”

"Take the shine off" nghĩa là gì?

Sức mạnh của trí tuệ nhân tạo. Photo by  SpaceX

"Take the shine off (something)" = Làm mất nước bóng, nước láng/tắt nắng đi -> Làm bớt đi sự thú vị, niềm vui hoặc sự hấp dẫn của cái gì; làm dịu bớt sức ảnh hưởng tới điều gì.

Ví dụ
This year will certainly be no exception, and shoppers are advised to be on the lookout for poor quality imitations (sự bắt chước, mô phỏng) which could easily take the shine off the festive season.

Irish rugby has had some of its greatest days in the club competition, but Jackman thinks that only about half of the teams competing have it as their number one goal, which can take the shine off proceedings.

The pioneering (tiên phong) ska band’s snap release is a “barbed swipe at the charlatans (lang băm), rotters (người vô dụng, bất tài) and chancers (người cơ hội) at the top of the tree who have done their best to take the shine off 2019,” according to a press release.

Bin Kuan