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読売 ニュースの英語 ★★★

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The Justice Ministry opened one of the nation’s seven execution chambers to the media for the first time at the Tokyo Detention House.

和訳:法務省は、死刑執行が行われる全国7か所の刑場の一つを、東京拘置所で報道陣に初公開した

open: 開く、公開する

execution: 死刑執行

chamber: 部屋, 引用文は原文と一部異なります

◆ Detention House: 拘置所

(2010年8月31日  読売新聞)


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The Oval Office ★★

Renovations to the Oval Office, including a new carpet, drapes, wallpaper and furniture, are seen, Aug. 31, 2010, at the White House in Washington. The famous Resolute Desk remains. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

The Oval Office before and after Obama’s renovations.

George W. Bush’s Oval Office

US President George W. Bush, center, followed by US Vice President Dick Cheney, walks into the Oval Office of the White House January 26, 2001 in Washington, DC for the swearing in of Secretary of State Colin Powell. (LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton’s Oval Office

This Sept. 3, 1993 file photo shows President Clinton’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. The Scott Group of Grand Rapids, Mich., made President Clinton’s Oval Office Rug, seen here, and President Obama’s new Oval Office rug, as well. (J.Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office

This Jan. 22, 1990 file photo released by the White House shows President George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Bush’s redecoration of the Oval Office included a new rug with a gold Presidential Seal, new draperies, a coffee table, and two tall armchairs. Presidents typically put their own touches on the Oval Office early in their terms. (Susan Biddle/White House/AP Photo)

Ronald Reagan’s Oval Office

President Ronald Reagan takes one last fond look back at the Oval Office at the White House January 20, 1989 as he leaves for the Capitol for the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush.(Dirck Halstead/Getty Images)

Richard Nixon’s Oval Office

President Richard Nixon (R) and Vice President Gerald Ford face each other in the Oval Office on the day Nixon resigned, White House, Washington, DC., Aug. 9, 2974. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Oval Office

President Lyndon Johnson is shown in the Oval office in this 1963 file photo. (Courtesy The White House Historical Association)

John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office

This Feb. 5, 1961 file photo shows a view of the Resolute desk in President Kennedy’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Built from the timbers of a British warship, the desk was installed in the Oval Office by John F. Kennedy, and since has been used by Presidents Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (Bob Schutz/AP Photo)

Renovations:  …を良好な状態に戻す;…を再び新しくする, 革新[刷新]する;…を修繕[修理]する

renovate old cathedrals  古い大教会堂を修復する.

Swearing in:  〈人を〉宣誓させて任命する, 宣誓就任させる

When will the new president be sworn in?  新大統領はいつ宣誓就任しますか.

Secretary of State: 国務長官. ▼他の諸国の外務大臣に当たる

Redecoration: 改装する

Resigned:

I (副 詞)](公式に)辞任する, (職地位などを)やめる, (会社機関から)辞職する⦅from …⦆;

II as名 詞](特定の役職を)辞任する

resign as ambassador 大使を辞任する

resign from the government  政府から退く

Timbers: 2⦅英国用法⦆(建築用の)材木, 木材;板材(⦅米国用法⦆lumber);柱;C⦅〜s⦆〘海事〙フレーム[肋]材(ろくざい);(梁(はり)柱など)1本の木材


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Comics – BP ★★

The oil spill at BP’s Deep Water Horizon, predicted to be the worst oil-related disaster ever, is already creating havoc for coastal communities and impacting the livelihoods of shrimp farmers and fishermen for months if not years to come. Here is a selection of editorial cartoons from American newspapers that try to inject a little levity into this very serious problem.

A play on the saying “The sun never sets on the British Empire”.

impacting:

1 影響, 効果;感化have [make] an impact upon …|…に影響を与える.

2 (物体と物体の)衝突;衝撃;突き当たる[ぶつかる]こと;衝撃力on impact|衝撃で.

livelihoods: 生計(の手段), 暮らし

earn [gain, get, make] a livelihood as a teacher [=by teaching]|教師をして生計を立てる write for a livelihood|物を書いて生活するearn an honest [a moderate] livelihood|正直にかせいで[まずまず]暮らしていく.

levity: 軽率, 軽はずみ, 移り気;軽率な行為.

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Irish Trad – Dervish

The folk music of Ireland (also known as Irish Trad) is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the entire island of Ireland, North and South of the Border. Dervish is a traditional Irish music group from County SligoIreland, formed in 1989 by Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Martin McGinley, Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes. The band was originally formed to record an album of local music which was later released as “The Boys of Sligo”. They later formed Dervish.


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What the World Eats, Part 2

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09
Favorite foods: pizza, crab, pasta, chicken

China: The Dong family of Beijing
Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06
Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Family recipe: Pig’s knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips

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What the World Eats

Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
Favorite foods: sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

Kuwait: The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City
Food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45 Family recipe: Chicken biryani with basmati rice

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