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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Xấu không được đứng lớp

Iran vừa ban hành quy định cấm những giáo viên có diện mạo xấu xí: nhiều mụn trứng cá, sẹo xấu, nhiễm nấm, có nốt ruồi to, vết chàm hay ít hơn 20 cái răng không được dạy học...

làm giáo viên gõ đầu trẻ mà quá lắm chuẩn mới, nhưng tiền lương chưa mới...
Iran bans 'UGLY' teachers: Women with facial hair and men with acne, scars and fewer than 20 teeth will not be allowed in the classroom

People witih colorblindness will be prevented from becoming art teachers

Even those with skin moles from spending too much time in the sun are patients

Vì sao quân đội Trung Quốc khó tuyển quân?

vì thanh niên nước này quá béo, ngồi lì chơi game, suốt ngày dán mắt vào màn hình điện thoại và... thủ dâm quá nhiều :)

các bạn đọc ở các báo khác không nói hết nguyên nhân đâu, nên đọc journeyinlife để có được bản dịch trung thực... ;)

The high rejection rate has triggered concerns that there are not enough youths in good physical condition to fill the ranks of the Chinese army.

...The report claimed 8 per cent of male candidates suffered from enlarged testicular veins (giãn tĩnh mạch tinh hoàn, là nguyên nhân gây vô sinh ở nam giới). “This is related to sitting too long on computer games, excessive masturbation and too little physical activity,” it said.

Some 46 per cent were rejected for failing the vision test, with the excessive use of electronic gadgets such as smartphones and tablets blamed.

"In jig time" nghĩa là gì?

Bất động sản* đã bán, rất nhanh. Photo courtesy William Murphy.

'In jig time' nghĩa là rất nhanh chóng, mau lẹ (very quickly; rapidly).

Ví dụ
Drop a lighted match on it and it'll blaze up to beat a bonfire, which'll spread all over the neighborhood in jig time.

When they saw the rush of boats sweeping across close after them, the feeling was they could have just as easily been off the podium in jig time. So a close third seemed a pretty good outcome, and it maintains Tom Dolan among the fancied contenders for the Mini-Transat itself.

Called Westbury, it was on the same row as this new arrival called Greyfort, it had a price guide of €525,000, and it got very committed bidding. So much so, in fact, that Westbury went ‘sale agreed’ in jig time, was a smooth sale process, and showed up on the Price Register by August 2016, as having made €595,000.

Phạm Hạnh

* Malahide Castle, parts of which date to the 12th century, lies, with over 260 acres (1.1 km2) of remaining estate parkland (the Malahide Demesne Regional Park), close to the village of Malahide, nine miles (14 km) north of Dublin in Ireland.

The Castle is one of the oldest in Ireland. From 1185 until 1975, it was the home of the Talbot family.

In 1169, at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion, Malahide was under the control of Hammund Mac Turkill, the last Viking King of Dublin.

The estate began in 1185, when Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied England’s King, Henry II to Ireland in 1174, was granted the "lands and harbour of Malahide".

The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century and it was home to the Talbot family for 791 years, the only exception being the period from 1649-1660, when Oliver Cromwell granted it to Miles Corbet after the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland; Corbet was hanged following the demise of Cromwell, and the castle was restored to the Talbots.

The building was notably enlarged in the reign of England’s King, Edward IV, and the towers were added in 1765.

The estate survived such losses as the Battle of the Boyne, when fourteen members of the owner's family sat down to breakfast in the Great Hall, and all were dead by evening, and the Penal Laws, even though the family remained Roman Catholic until 1774.

Malahide Castle and Demesne was eventually inherited by the seventh Baron, Lord Milo Talbot and on his death in 1973, passed to his sister, Rose. In 1975, Rose sold the castle to the Irish State, partly to fund inheritance taxes.

The Castle, along with its subsidiary attractions, is operated as a tourist attraction by Dublin Tourism, working with Fingal County Council, which oversees the Castle Demesne.

The main castle can be visited for a fee, on a guided-tour-only basis. In addition, it is possible to hire the famously gothic Great Hall for private banquets. The castle has an eating facility, and adjacent is a craft shop. The castle's best-known rooms are the Oak Room, and the Great Hall, which displays Talbot family history.

Separately, one can visit:

- Museum of Childhood and Tara's Palace. The centrepiece of the museum is Tara's Palace, built to 1/12 scale, drawing on several of Ireland's "great houses" for architecture and design. The Museum, situated in the castle courtyard, also contains antique dolls, toys and other dolls' houses, including one from 1700 and one from the family of Oscar Wilde's mother.

- The Fry Model Railway, a large (2,500 sq ft.) working miniature rail display, from the 1920s-1930s. The railway includes models of stations and Irish features. This appeared to be closed when I visited the castle. See further information below.

- The Talbot Botanic Gardens, situated behind the castle, comprising several hectares of plants and lawns, a walled garden of 1.6 hectares (2007: public access, Weds. only, groups by appointment) and seven glasshouses, including a Victorian period conservatory. Many plants from the southern hemisphere, notably Chile and Australia, are featured.

The demense is one of few surviving examples of 18th century landscaped parks, and has wide lawns surrounded by a protective belt of trees. It can be visited freely, with a number of entrances and car parking areas. In addition to woodland walks, and a marked "exercise trail", the park features actively used sports grounds, including a cricket pitch and several football pitches, a 9-hole par-3 golf course, an 18-hole pitch-and-putt course, tennis courts and a boules area. There is also a modern children's playground near the castle.

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