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- 每日英語跟讀,跟著 John老師一起朗讀、跟讀時事趣聞。
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    精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.138: 世足你看球員還是球賽 Who are you rooting for this World Cup?

    精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.138: 世足你看球員還是球賽 Who are you rooting for this World Cup?

    For the first time in history, this year FIFA World Cup is going to be held in Qatar. Once every four years, soccer fans around the world gather and watch as the soccer titans around the world clash for the championship title. In this episode, Angel and I talk about the football stars and when the World Cup will take place. Who's your favorite team or player? Comment down below!


    1. Bet n. & v. 賭注/打賭
    My group of friend likes to make bets during FIFA World Cup. 我的一群朋友喜歡在世足賽時打賭。

    2. Root for sb. phr. 替某人加油
    If I am going to root for Lionel Messi this World Cup, who are you going to root for? 如果我這次世足賽替梅西加油,那你想替誰加油?

    3. Go down in history phr. 留名青史
    Qatar will go down in history as the first Middle East country to host the FIFA World Cup. 卡達是這次名留青史成為第一個主辦世足賽的中東國家。

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    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K441: 登月五十年後 美國試飛新火箭重返月球

    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K441: 登月五十年後 美國試飛新火箭重返月球

    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K441: NASA tests new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo

    Years late and billions over budget, NASA’s new moon rocket makes its debut this week in a high-stakes test flight before astronauts get on top.

    The 98m (322ft) rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit, 50 years after NASA’s famed Apollo moonshots. If all goes well, astronauts could strap in as soon as 2024 for a lap around the moon, with NASA aiming to land two people on the lunar surface by the end of 2025. Liftoff is set for Monday morning at 8:33am to 10:33am EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

    The new rocket is shorter and slimmer than the Saturn V rockets that hurled 24 Apollo astronauts to the moon a half-century ago. But it’s mightier, packing 4 million kilograms (8.8 million pounds) of thrust.

    Unlike the streamlined Saturn V, the new rocket has a pair of strap-on boosters refashioned from NASA’s space shuttles. The boosters will peel away after two minutes, just like the shuttle boosters did, but won’t be fished from the Atlantic for reuse. The core stage will keep firing before separating and crashing into the Pacific in pieces. Two hours after liftoff, an upper stage will send the capsule, Orion, racing toward the moon.

    NASA’s high-tech, automated Orion capsule is named after the constellation, among the night sky’s brightest. At 3m (11ft) tall, it’s roomier than Apollo’s capsule, seating four astronauts instead of three. For this test flight, a full-size dummy in an orange flight suit will occupy the commander’s seat, rigged with vibration and acceleration sensors. Two other mannequins made of material simulating human tissue — heads and female torsos, but no limbs — will measure cosmic radiation, one of the biggest risks of spaceflight. One torso is testing a protective vest from Israel.

    Orion’s flight is supposed to last six weeks from its Florida liftoff to Pacific splashdown — twice as long as astronaut trips in order to tax the systems. It will take nearly a week to reac

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    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K440: 如何讓心臟病人按時吃藥?一顆複方製劑搞定

    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K440: 如何讓心臟病人按時吃藥?一顆複方製劑搞定

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    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K440: How to Get Heart Patients to Take Their Pills? Give Them Just One.

    Heart disease kills more people than any other condition, but despite advances in treatment and prevention, patients often do not stick to their medication regimens. Now researchers may have found a solution: a so-called polypill that combines three drugs needed to prevent cardiovascular trouble.

    In what is apparently the largest and longest randomized controlled trial of this approach, patients who were prescribed a polypill within six months of a heart attack were more likely to keep taking their drugs and had significantly fewer cardiovascular events, compared with those receiving the usual assortment of pills.

    The participants also experienced one-third fewer cardiovascular deaths, although their overall risk of death from all causes was not significantly changed.

    The study of more than 2,000 heart patients, who were followed for three years, was published Friday morning in The New England Journal of Medicine, as the findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

    The study is the culmination of 15 years of work by researchers led by Dr. Valentin Fuster, director of Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and general director of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research in Spain.

    “Combination pills are easier for the physician and for the patient, and the data are pretty clear — it translates into a benefit,” said Dr. Thomas J. Wang, chair of the department of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who was not involved in the research but wrote an editorial accompanying the study.

    The polypill combines a blood-pressure medication, a cholesterol-lowering drug and aspirin, which helps prevent blood clots.

    The polypill used in the study has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is not available to patients in the United States right now. Fuster said the results of the new trial would be submitted to the agency shortly in an effort to obtain approval.

    And since participants became even more likely to keep taking the polypill over time, he said, “The potential results could be even better with more follow-up.” Severa

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    回顧星期天LBS - 非洲相關時事趣聞 All about 2021 Africa

    回顧星期天LBS - 非洲相關時事趣聞 All about 2021 Africa

    Topic: Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

    As the coronavirus surges in many countries in Africa, it is threatening to push as many as 58 million people in the region into extreme poverty, experts at the World Bank say. But beyond the devastating consequences for the continent’s most vulnerable people, the pandemic is also whittling away at one of Africa’s signature achievements: the growth of its middle class.

    For the last decade, Africa’s middle class has been pivotal to the educational, political and economic development across the continent. New business owners and entrepreneurs have created jobs that, in turn, gave others a leg up as well.

    Educated, tech-savvy families and young people with money to spare have fed the demand for consumer goods, called for democratic reforms, expanded the talent pool at all levels of society, and pushed for high-quality schools and health care.

    About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about 8 million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab, a research organization.

    It’s a setback that may be felt for years to come.

    “The tragedy is that because Africa is not growing fast, this collapse of the middle class could take several years to recover,” said Homi Kharas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the co-founder of the World Data Lab.

    Africa’s middle class tripled over the past 30 years, by some estimates, spurred by job opportunities in sectors like technology, tourism and manufacturing.

    But now that the region is facing its first recession in 25 years, millions of educated people living in urban centers could fall victim to the extreme income inequality that has defined Africa for decades.

    Kharas defined the middle class in Africa as households that spend anywhere between $11 and $110 per capita per day.

    The rising middle class has been “critical for the future prospects of African economies as they stimulate long-term growth, social progress, an inclusive and prosperous society and effective and accountable governance,” said Landry Signé, author of “Unlocking Africa’s Business P

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    15Mins Live Podcast - 地震來了如何做好保護 How to protect yourself during an earthquake

    15Mins Live Podcast - 地震來了如何做好保護 How to protect yourself during an earthquake

    Article from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/during.html

    Drop. Cover. Hold on.  趴下、掩護、穩住
    In most situations, you can protect yourself if you immediately:

    DROP down onto your hands and knees before the earthquake knocks you down. This position protects you from falling but allows you to still move if necessary.COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) underneath a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, get down near an interior wall or next to low-lying furniture that won’t fall on you, and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.
    If you are inside, stay inside. 在室內時,待在室內
    DO NOT run outside or to other rooms during an earthquake. You are less likely to be injured if you stay where you are.DO NOT stand in a doorway. You are safer under a table. In modern houses, doorways are no stronger than any other part of the house. Doorways do not protect you from the most likely source of injury − falling or flying objects.
    If you are in a high-rise building, drop, cover, and hold on. 在高樓時,趴下、掩護、穩住
    Move away from windows and outside walls.Stay in the building.DO NOT use the elevators. The electricity may go out, and the sprinkler systems may come on.
    If you are outside, stay outside. 在戶外時,待在戶外
    Move away from buildings, utility wires, sinkholes, and fuel and gas lines. The greatest danger from falling debris is just outside doorways and close to outer walls of buildings.Go to an open area away from trees, telephone poles, and buildings. Once in the open, get down low and stay there until the shaking stops.
    If you are in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly and safely as possible. 在行車時,立刻停下找安全地方
    Move your car to the shoulder or curb, away from utility poles, overhead wires, and under- or overpasses.Stay in the car and set the parking brake. A car may jiggle violently on its springs, but it is a good place to stay until the shaking stops.Turn on the radio for emergency broadcast information.
    隨堂考 What should you do when an earthquake hits ?
    When you are in your bedroom?When you are in the mall?When you are in your car? 

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    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K439: About Spain - 紅酒世紀竊案與客服法

    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K439: About Spain - 紅酒世紀竊案與客服法

    每日英語跟讀 Ep.K439: About Spain - Wine theft of the century

    A former Mexican beauty queen and a Romanian-Dutch accomplice have been arrested in Croatia over the theft of $1.7 million worth of prestige bottles of wine in Spain after a nine-month chase across Europe, police said on Wednesday.

    In a statement, Spanish national police said that on Oct. 27, 2021 in the western city of Caceres, 45 wine bottles worth a total of 1.65 million euros, including one "unique" 19th-century vintage worth 310,000 euros, were spirited away in a meticulously planned theft from the cellars of the famous hotel-restaurant El Atrio.
    西班牙國家警察在聲明中說,2021年10月27日在西部城市卡塞雷斯,45瓶價值165萬歐元的紅酒,當中包括一瓶「獨一無二」、要價31萬歐元的19世紀佳釀,在一場精心策劃的竊案中從知名旅店餐館El Atrio的酒窖中被竊走。

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    Can I talk to a human? Spain presents customer service bill (我可以跟真人談嗎?西班牙提出客服法案)

    Tired of speaking to a machine when you call the bank or power company?

    Spain’s government wants to end those nerve-shattering, one-sided conversations with a computerized answering service by making it obligatory for companies to offer a real, flesh-and-blood customer service worker when so requested by a caller.

    "Customer service far too often causes endless headaches for Spanish families because far too many companies create bureaucratic labyrinths to stop you from exercising your right to service," said Consumption Minister Alberto Garzón.

    The bill would also seek to do away with long wait times by forcing companies to answer calls within three minutes.

    It will apply to all utility providers regardless of their size and all other companies with more than 250 workers or whose business exceeds 50 million euros a year.
    法案將適用所有公用事業,不分規模大小;以及所有員工超過250人或1年營業額高於5000萬歐元的企業。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1540527 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1539968

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