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Topic: These are not necessarily compatible imperatives
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 6:27:33 AM
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What does it mean, as the invitation requested, to dress “Avant-Garde”?

This was the question on Monday night at the Met Gala, the annual fund-raising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and the answer was always going to be a doozy. On the one hand, the term avant-garde implies all sorts of things: pushing boundaries, breaking rules, going where no one else has gone before. On the other, the gala, one of the most-watched, celebrity-packed red carpet events of the year, has come to imply a lot of other things, chief among them major fashion-brand marketing moments (you know: put movie star in dress, have movie star identify dress, send picture round the world). These are not necessarily compatible imperatives.

What does the two bold part above suggest?
Topic: have got used to newcomers
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:02:02 PM
London boroughs such as Hackney and Newham have welcomed large numbers of foreigners for centuries. People in those places have got used to newcomers, suggests Tony Travers of the London School of Economics.


Could someone please paraphrase the bold part?
Topic: Bookmakers are giving odds as long as ten to one of Labour winning
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:04:35 PM
Thanks to you all! specially to Drag0nspeaker for your finest explanation!
Topic: Bookmakers are giving odds as long as ten to one of Labour winning
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:58:37 PM
What does "as long as" suggest here?
Topic: Bookmakers are giving odds as long as ten to one of Labour winning
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:49:04 AM
They could hardly be seen to turn down a chance to eject the government. But the truth is that for many in the Labour Party, the official opposition, the election is uncomfortably timed. Labour trails the Tories in the polls by more than 20 percentage points (see chart below), thanks mainly to the unpopularity of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, an uncharismatic far-leftist who was chosen with enthusiasm by the party’s members in 2015, and again in 2016, but who fails to appeal to voters more widely. Bookmakers are giving odds as long as ten to one of Labour winning more seats than the Conservatives.


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Topic: Another reason to raise an eyebrow
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:40:33 AM
Another reason to raise an eyebrow at the aw-shucks I’m-not-here-to-impose-my-will-on-anybody deference peppering Mr Gorsuch’s dodge-and-weave performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month is more than 300 pages long: his book, “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia”, published in 2006.

Which part of the above sentence expressing the reason? Could someone please explain the reason?
Topic: have some late nights ahead
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:08:21 AM
It typically takes some time to get a sense how the court will be reshaped by a new justice. But Mr Gorsuch is diving into the job at an unusual time: days before the final two weeks of oral arguments of the term. With this highly compressed time frame, the new justice and his just-hired quartet of clerks have some late nights ahead.


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Topic: in this vital national security interest of the United States
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 3:58:35 AM
“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air base in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Mr. Trump said in remarks at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”


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Topic: Also on the anti-cloud side, a large cloud provider is a juicier target
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 10:54:39 AM
Also on the anti-cloud side, a large cloud provider is a juicier target. Whether or not this matters depends on your threat profile. Criminals already steal far more credit-card numbers than they can monetise; they are more likely to go after the smaller, less-defended networks. But a national intelligence agency will prefer the one-stop shop a cloud provider affords. That is why the National Security Agency (NSA) broke into Google’s data centres.


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Topic: At times
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2016 4:04:16 AM
The United States has few options for responding to such hacks. Russia does not extradite its citizens and has shown that it will not easily be deterred through public shaming. At times, the American authorities have enlisted local police officials to arrest suspects when they leave Russia — for vacation in the Maldives, for example.

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