Journey in Life: 07/11/17

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Third time's the charm" nghĩa là gì?

Siêu phẩm lần thứ 3 của Marvel. Photo courtesy Ewen Roberts.

'Third time's the charm' = may mắn lần thứ 3 -> nghĩa là lần thứ 3 bạn làm việc gì, sẽ thành công (the third time you try to do something, it will work); quá tam ba bận.

Ví dụ
Third Time's the Charm for Transitioning Reconciliation to ACE

Willow Street resident Cory Texter hoping third time's the charm at next week's X Games.

This third time’s the charm in Marvel’s pantheon of Spider-Man portrayers.

Phạm Hạnh

Tượng trong sở thú

một vườn thú ở miền Đông Trung Quốc đã dựng tượng một chú lừa bị nhóm cổ đông (do tranh cãi tài chính với nhân viên) đẩy vào chuồng hổ...
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A zoo in eastern China has erected a monument to the donkey that was pushed into a tiger enclosure and eaten alive.

A statue of the beast, titled “A Donkey’s Monument”, stands on a plinth (chân cột, bệ tượng) in a corner of Yancheng Zoo in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. The inscription (dòng chữ khắc, câu đề tặng) below, written in both English and Chinese, tells the sad tale of how the animal lost its life. There’s even a QR code for those who want to find out more.


The background is this:

A video of the donkey’s final minutes horrified people around the world when it was uploaded to the internet in June. It shows a group of men pushing the terrified animal into the moat (hào) around the tiger enclosure  (đất có rào vây quanh) and its futile (vô vọng) attempts to escape the claws (móng vuốt) and teeth of two big cats.

The men were later identified as shareholders in the zoo who sacrificed the donkey as part of an ongoing dispute with park staff over their financial returns. The incident was watched live by visitors to the zoo, including young children.

Vì sao thất nghiệp ngày càng tăng?

dùng dê để dọn vệ sinh môi trường, ăn cỏ thay vì cắt cỏ, -> công nhân vệ sinh thất nghiệp hết... :)
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University spokeswoman Cheryl Roland said a small goat crew has been on campus this summer, but not to cut grass.

“For the second summer in a row, we’ve brought in a goat crew to clear undergrowth in a woodlot, much of it poison ivy and other vegetation that is a problem for humans to remove,” Roland said. “Not wanting to use chemicals, either, we chose the goat solution to stay environmentally friendly.

“The area is rife with poison ivy and other invasive species, and our analysis showed the goats to be a sustainable and cost-effective way of removing them,” she added.

...The 400-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has filed a grievance contending that the work the goats are doing in a wooded lot is taking away jobs from laid-off union workers.

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