Journey in Life: 05/30/18

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Wise after the event" nghĩa là gì?

mỗi cú đánh phải quyết trong 1 tích tắc thôi... Photo courtesy Marianne Bevis.

'Wise after the event' nghĩa là giải thích cái gì sau khi nó xảy ra rồi (chứ không dự đoán được); chuyện xảy ra rồi mới nói.

Ví dụ
It is easy to be wise after the event. Professional tennis players have to handle so many things and have to take quick decisions. They may not be right all the time, but their decisions reveal their character and attitude.

Of course, it’s easy to be wise after the event, but with the shockwaves still rippling through the business community, is he right? Does there need to be fundamental changes to the way British businesses operate and what can we learn from Carillion’s demise to make sure such a large-scale failure does not happen again?

The report also didn't hold back in its criticism of the role of The Pensions Regulator (TPR), with MPs suggesting they had ‘no confidence' in the leadership of that organisation. It was even briefed to the press ahead of the launch that the report might call for the abolition of the regulator or its merger with the Pension Protection Fund, though the final report did not contain this recommendation. But is such criticism fair, or is it a case of everyone being wise after the event?

Phạm Hạnh


Kiếm việc mà làm đi chứ

bố mẹ kiện lên tòa án, yêu cầu tòa bắt đứa con 30 tuổi (thất nghiệp) ra khỏi nhà...
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An upstate New York judge Tuesday ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents’ house after they went to court to have him ejected (tống ra, đuổi ra).

Michael Rotondo told the judge he knows his parents want him out of the split-level ((nhà, phòng) có sàn của phòng này ở nửa chừng (cao hơn hay thấp hơn) phòng bên cạnh) ranch (nông trại) they share. But he argued that as a family member, he’s entitled to six months more time.

State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood rejected that as outrageous, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported.

Rotondo told reporters he’ll appeal (kháng án).

Mark and Christina Rotondo brought the court case after several eviction (đuổi ra khỏi nhà, trục xuất) letters offering money and other help were ignored.

..."Michael, here is $1,100 from us to you so you can find a place to stay," a Feb. 18 letter starts. It goes on to suggest he sell his stereo, some tools and any weapons he may have to gain money and space. "There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you," the letter reads. "Get one — you have to work!"

Cơ hội tăng thu từ nguồn khách Trung Quốc

nghĩ xem có cách nào không, 

chỉ riêng năm 2017, họ chi tiêu cao nhất thế giới, gần 260 tỷ usd, mà phần lớn là... ở châu phi (hơn cả ở nhật bản và úc), do có sự hợp tác chặt chẽ của ngân hàng 2 nước, đưa ra các chương trình khuyến mãi hấp dẫn đối với thẻ tín dụng...
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Chinese travelers are the world’s top tourism spenders, shelling out (trả tiền, thường là miễn cưỡng) almost $260 billion in 2017 alone. A growing part of that spend is now happening in Africa, encouraged by relaxed visa rules, increased interested in the continent’s cultural and historical sites, and a initiatives that seek to appeal to Chinese tourists.

Last week, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China launched a joint loyalty program with Kenya’s Stanbic Bank, aiming to create incentives (động cơ thúc đẩy, khuyến khích) for travel, shopping, and leisure to tourists visiting the two nations. The “I Go Kenya—I Go China” scheme follows the bank’s similar program in South Africa last year, which rewarded its cardholders by offering a range of discounts and special offers from merchants (thương nhân, chủ tiệm) across the travel, hospitality and lifestyle sectors. The state-owned financial behemoth (động vật khổng lồ, một thứ gì đó khổng lồ và mạnh mẽ) is doing this as part of its plan to internationalize (quốc tế hóa), and push its banking card product abroad.

Meanwhile, Africa is becoming increasingly attractive destination for Chinese tourists. A recent survey by the global travel platform Travelzoo found that the continent was the top destination of choice for Chinese tourists seeking more adventurous holidays in 2018, beating Japan and Australia. Visitors were especially drawn to Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, and Tanzania...