这是上个月尝试着翻译经济学人上 的文章,相当于编者语的类型。

本周政局
二零零六年七月二十日
来自《经济学人》印刷版

From The Economist print edition Israel continued to batter Lebanon in response to an attack on July 12th by the militant group Hizbullah, which still holds two Israeli soldiers captive. Israel hit targets across the country, causing some 300 deaths in the past week for the loss of at least 25 Israeli soldiers and civilians, many killed by Hizbullah rockets reaching as far south as Haifa, Israel's third city. Israel also continued to attack Hamas militants in Gaza in an effort to get them to free another recently captured Israeli soldier.

以色列继续攻击黎巴嫩以回应军事组织真主党在712的袭击,真主党仍然监禁两名被俘虏的以色列士兵。以色列袭击了全国范围各个目标,在过去一周导致超过300人死亡,而至少25名以色列士兵和居民的死亡,大部分是由真主党发射到以色列第三大城市海法南郊的火箭造成的。以色列也继续攻击加沙的哈马斯武装,以此希望能够让他们释放另外一名最近被绑架的以色列士兵。

        Sectarian mayhem continued apace in Iraq, with two suicide-bombings alone (one in the holy city of Kufa) killing more than 120 people, mostly Shia Arabs. An Iraqi group swearing loyalty to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Kufa attack. 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, several people were shot dead at an election rally in Rutshuru, in the eastern province of Kivu. Separately, the UN-backed committee overseeing the elections called for the army to be confined to barracks until the poll on July 30th.

        The Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army started talks in the southern Sudanese town of Juba. They had yet to agree the terms for a ceasefire. See article At a conference in Brussels, Western governments agreed to increase aid to the African Union peacekeeping force in the region of Darfur, in Sudan. The force will now have to stay there until at least the end of the year, when the UN may take over.

Protest vote

        Several hundred thousand supporters of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the defeated candidate in Mexico's presidential election, took part in a rally in Mexico City to support his demand for a vote-byvote recount. Mr López Obrador has called for a campaign of civil resistance. See article Panama's government announced that a referendum on a $5.3 billion project to widen the Panama Canal will be held on October 22nd. Opinion polls suggest that the scheme will be approved.

        Chile's president, Michelle Bachelet, whose four-month old government has been rocked by protests over education policy, sacked three of her ministers.

Return of the killer waves

A tsunami struck southern Java, in Indonesia, killing more than 500 people. An early-warning system, proposed after the 2004 catastrophe, is not yet operational, but might not have helped much. See article American-led coalition forces said they and Afghan troops retook two Talibanheld towns in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. 

North Korea halted family reunions with the South, following the latter's cancellation of food aid last week. That, in turn, had followed North Korea's testing of seven missiles.

Authorities in India blocked access to several websites, including some of those that host the country's 40,000 blog sites, apparently as a security measure in the wake of the bombings in Mumbai. Free-speech advocates in India criticised the decision.

Australia started to withdraw its troops from Timor-Leste as the security situation there began to improve.

The bully pulpit

George Bush used the first veto of his presidency to overturn a decision by Congress to lift restrictions on federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells. Mr Bush ordered the ban in 2001 on ethical grounds, but scientists and public opinion are against him. Democrats think the issue will resonate in November's mid-term elections. See article

伊拉克的宗教冲突仍在进行,单单两个自杀式炸弹(其中一个在圣城之称的Kufa)就杀害了120多人,大部分是什叶派阿拉伯人。一个声称对基地组织效忠的团体宣布对Kufa的袭击负责。

在刚果人民共和国,一些人在东部的省份KivuRutshuru的选举集会被枪杀。另外,有联合国背景的观察选举的委员会呼吁军队因限制在军营中直到730的选举日。

乌干达政府和反叛军组织“上帝对抗军队”在Juba的南部苏丹城镇开始谈判。他们已经同意停火协定。

在布鲁塞尔的一个会议上,西方政府同意增加对在苏丹的Darfur地区的非洲维和部队援助。该部队至少要到年底联合国接手时才撤离。

选举风波

成千上万的Andrés Manuel López Obrador-落选的墨西哥总统候选人-支持者,在墨西哥城举行集会支持他要求对选票的重新计算。López Obrador先生呼吁得到市民的支持。

巴拿马政府宣布将在1022关于扩宽巴拿马运河的53亿美元项目进行举行全民投票。民意调查显示该计划会获得通过。

智利总统,Michelle Bachelet,她那成立了四个月的政府受到教育政策的冲击,解雇了3名部长。 

致命海啸回归

海啸袭击了印度尼西亚的南部爪哇,至少500人死亡。在2004年大灾难后提出的预警系统还没有运行,但也许不会帮助甚大。

美国主导的多国部队说他们和阿富汗军队收回位于阿富汗南部的Helmand省份的两座曾被塔利班占领的城市。

由于北韩试射了7枚导弹,上个星期取消了对北韩的食物援助,北韩就中止了与南韩的南北家庭团聚。

印度官方关闭了一些网站的地址,其中包括那些拥有4万个博客网页寄存网站,显然是由于Mumbai冲击波下的安全措施。而印度的自由言论家批评了这个决定。

澳大利亚开始撤退它在东帝汶的军队,那里的安全环境正在改善。

强权

乔治·布什使用他任期内的第一个否决权推翻一项由国会做出的决议,是关于限制使用联邦资金来研究干细胞胚胎。布什总统居于伦理在2001年宣布了这项决议,但是科学家和公众意见相反。民主党认为这个决定会影响十一月的中期选举。

Analysis of Your Life Score Results

Your Life Analysis:

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score is on the low end. Making key changes to different aspects of your life will bring you greater fulfillment. Do not be discouraged. Seek help outside yourself if need be. There is always time to change, and change will bring many rewards. (Read more on improving your life )

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is rather low, which means that your mental state is not in tune. Learn to filter out the noise of everyday life. Unplug, relax, read a good book. Take up a new area of study. Simplify and focus your mental energy and your mind function will improve. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the mind .

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. Your body score is fairly average, which means there is room for improvement. Keep a focus on your physical health. Protect your body as it is your most valuable physical asset. Nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise are key. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the body .

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score leaves room for improvement. Consider making a concerted effort to redefine your attitudes and focus your beliefs. Boosting your spirit will lead to greater life satisfaction. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the spirit .

Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score suffers, yet it does not need to be this way. Strengthen your social network by reaffirming old bonds. Seek out new friendships, and they will provide you the reward you need. Try using MeetUp.com to find people near you who share your interests. life

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. You have a rather low love score. While some are lucky, for most of us love doesn't fall in our laps. You must actively work on improving this area. Do not despair, there is someone out there for you. Read advice from other quiz-takers on finding and maintaining love .

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your finances are somewhat in the middle, neither bad or exceptional. Keep doing what works for you, and improve what doesn't. Focus on long-term financial stability as your goal. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving your finances .

三月又要过去了,人总是这样,到每个特定的时间要感慨一番,我也是人。感觉不是很好,跟中山的缘分还没有断,估计得要一点时间。希望不会很晚。现在想想,如果让我考上的话–对我现在的状态来说几率比较少–如何支付高额的学费是个问题。当然有公费的。

一直对外贸比较感兴趣,因为跟英语有关系。但是只是收集资料的阶段,比如这个文件关于贸易ABC 的。下载在这里(Download, CHM, 771K ),呵呵。这些都是以前收集的,自己没看上两眼。公司要准备一个新的电子商务网站,就在这上面布局了一下,但是没有什么感觉,因为想要的那种结果没有技术把它做出来。公司的域名是Sinovacuum,但还没有建起来,看看我本身的版本 吧,分类差不多。

上次说到要说说Beyond跟我的成长之路。其实很平凡,初中时有了自己的磁带机,当时就有他们的磁带了。我仍记得姑姑拿回来的演唱会,那时还是录像带。在我的印象中,接触到录像带的使用时间很短,很快就给VCD代替了。我想,这只是我家的写照而已,从一个侧面说明了社会的进程。很喜欢海阔天空,第一次就是学这首歌,跟着唱了一遍又一遍。其他的如大地、不再犹豫等都是经典。但在我的MP3中,没有他们的一首歌,意识到这个情况,也没有怎么努力腾出空间来放几首,或许是太熟悉了,刚听到开始就知道结果怎样。我只是听旋律而已,歌词很少去注意的。从来我都是给一首歌旋律给感动,这有点想不喜欢动脑的缘故。 这次写的东东有点不明不白。

晚上看了一个关于时空转换的电影,名字为Frequency,而翻译成过去拯救未来–没记错的话。纽约上空出现奇怪的极光,做警察的儿子通过相同的无线电跟小时候自己的爸爸通上话。通过信息的交换将杀人凶手擒获,而本来早已去世的父亲也通过改变过去活到现在,而且帮上了大忙。当然不必去深入追究其中的逻辑思维,其中有想不通的地方都是为了结果而服务的。当中有个情节在我和僵尸有个约会中也出现过,告知过去的人将一个物品放到一个基本上不会改变的地方,下一刻就可以在现在拿到相同的物品,比现在所有的快递公司都快。这是一个很奇特的想法,也是一个很奇妙的方法。是否可行大家都可能没有这个机会去试。僵尸中的马小玲的做法很大胆,她回到过去发现一个物品不够用,就将自己的要求用手机录下来埋在一个现在会被考古学家发掘的地方,告知现在人将物品放在她回到过去前的要携带的箱子中;想想也很合理,就是把握好时间差的问题了。

关于时间穿梭都是从一些影视作品或小说中获得的,是否科学就不得而知。看看时间简史或许能从更科学的角度上看这个问题。但是有必要吗?生命是不能重来的。但是很多人依旧踏着历史的足迹,重复着过去的悲剧。

今天是一个星期的头一天 — 按中国人的常识。但是我的头却痛的厉害,可能昨天没有休息好,也可能今天对着电脑的时间太长了,也可能天气变化无常而身体不适,而根据常识,是多项原因的综合结果。

值得高兴的是班长看过我的首页后说CET-6代表也就是张纸,虽然回复时说后悔什么的没有过六级,但是呵呵。不过确实是后悔不好好看书,六级都过不了,害得现在没有机会了。奇怪国家怎么不允许非在校生考六级呢,难道怕代考,其实如果允许的话,有可以赚多少钱啊。

现在对这个网页的添砖加瓦进度慢了下来,一来以前没有保存太多有用的资料,二来我是个三分钟热度的人,就只有慢下来了。而这个Blog更像是一个日记的简写,毕竟不会在这里把朋友的真实名字等等摆上来的,学人家评论是非有没有墨水,就呵呵,只好把我喜欢的歌曲放上来充充台面。也上传了一些真空方面的基知识和转换关系(Download, Vacuum unit conversion table, 32K ; Vacuum techniques, 461K or 1,105K ),其实到现在我都记不太清楚常用的几个单位的对应关系,惭愧,希望这两年没有白过。

关 于Yesterday Once More这首经典中的经典歌曲就不用多介绍了,现在有点明白只有收音机这类的物体能陪伴我一生,有点伤感。第一次听到这首歌是在初三的一次英语课上,我仍记得是邓老师拿着卡式磁带在英语课间放着给大家听。当时我也听不懂,就觉得旋律满好的。好像是第一次正式的接触英文歌曲,而在初中阶段才正式有自己的磁带机以及会找着歌来听,当时最喜欢的是Beyond的歌,下次再聊他们陪伴我成长的点点滴滴。

And the good times that I had/Makes today seem rather sad/So much has changed…

YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

When I was young
I'd listened to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs
Waiting they played I'd sing along
It made me smile

Those were such happy times
And not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again
Just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well

every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-wo-wo
Still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling
That they're starting to sing's
So fine

When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry
Just like before
It's yesterday once more

Lookin' back on how it was
In years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad
So much has changed

It was songs of love that
I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies
Still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away

All my best memories
Come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry
Just like before
It's yesterday once more

Mar 23rd, 2006 是个值得庆祝的日子,因为这条Google Labs给我发来一个Page Creator的Invitation,当即我就开通了算是真正意义上的个人主页。在这里,没有什么复杂的网络编码,虽然很早很早以前就学着做网页,但是 了解我的人都知道我是个3分钟热度的人,因此直到现在才借着Googler的高超技术拥有了shuiziliu.googlepages.com这个域名。

这几天来我都在考虑怎样安排网页的框架以及内容,只能一点一点往上面贴了,还好一直来都在shuiziliu # gmail.com上收集了一些感兴趣的内容,因此现在还好不会没有喜欢的messages来支撑。这只是我的个人空间,就像我的家一样,因为到现在我还没有属于我自己的家,这个家就显得尤为重要。可能再过一段时间我没有那么多时间来更新内容,但是我只要上网就会来打打补丁什么的。

LET'S STAY TOGETHER TONIGHT - Air Supply

空中补给乐队的这首歌,曾让我沉迷数月,而且不停的跟着唱,这也是高中时一件乐事。歌词其实不是很懂,但是喜欢他们的歌喉以及旋律。同时 Book of love 歌名也很好,象征着在象牙塔的一种向往。
哦,我弄错了,不是这首Book of love,通过搜索,发现是Let's Stay together tonight,这才是上面所说的。专辑好像是Book of love,不过里面也有这首歌。

LET'S STAY TOGETHER TONIGHT

I feel your hand in mine, I touch your skin
Your heart is calling out
You want to let me in, to let me in

Your lips are silent now, we're not alone
I'd like to tell you how much
I'd like to take you home
So I can make love to you

I believe in you so
And there's only one moment to live
When you're here next to me
There's so much more I have to give

Chorus

When the wind blows
There's nowhere as you can run to
Let's stay together tonight
I'm waiting for you
All the words that I told you
Will always be true
Let's stay together tonight
Whatever we do

Why must I keep pretending
I'm in control
When I can feel your senses
Burning through my soul
Through my soul

I believe in you so
And there's only one moment to live
When you're here next to me
There's so much more I have to give

chorus

Hold me close, don't let me go
I just want you to say that, I need you
I want you to know, know…

 

Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel

这首舞曲最早是在Crazy English出版的一个影视刊物中听到的。主人公是一个学生和一个盲眼的退役军官。影片中文名字叫 女人香,英文已经记不清了,找字典没有合适记忆中的。这算是舞曲吧,因为这是在跳探戈时伴奏的。

这个影片说的是什么我不是很清楚,可能是人与命运以及信誉等等问题的探讨吧。

听着这首歌,似乎又回到了以前听磁带的欢乐时刻。

注:通过搜索找到如下内容

这首曲子就是出自著名探戈大师Carlos Gardel之手的经典tango《Por Una Cabeza》(中文《只差一步》), 1935年发表。电影《女人香》、《真实的谎言》、《辛德勒的名单》中这支乐曲的精彩引用,均成为影片不能抹煞的亮点!

每 每听到这首曲子,总想象着一个红衣舞娘,穿着露背舞裙,甩着头,昂着胸,迈着步,用那种性感挑逗的眼神,傲视舞池。钢琴强有力地打着节奏,把情节步步引 入高潮。小提琴尖锐却不刺耳,抑扬顿挫却内敛干练,仿佛舞女扬起的长腿,旋转的舞裙,嘴角诡秘的微笑。风琴略带舒缓的伴奏,是舞女欲迎还拒中的风情。

小提琴高调又内敛地引领着旋律,犹如踩着探戈舞步的女人,有着高贵的步伐和傲视一切的态度,对舞伴欲迎还拒,纠缠其中。而钢琴在音乐高潮到来前有力的击 键, 仿佛是在下一个旋转前深吸一口气,然后就出发,去征服这个舞池。自诞生以来,它成为电影中探戈的首选舞曲,钢柔并济的旋律似乎适应着每一个角色的心理和任 何一个场景的铺垫。一首曲尽,而脑中的旋律挥之不去,犹如一场没有尽兴的舞蹈,永远只差最后一步,总是怅然若失。听它,永远也只差一遍….

Por Una Cabeza
Version en castellano

Por una cabeza de un noble potrillo
que justo en la raya afloja al llegar
y que al regresar parece decir:
no olvides, hermano,
vos sabes, no hay que jugar…
Por una cabeza, metejon de un dia,
de aquella coqueta y risueña mujer
que al jurar sonriendo,
el amor que esta mintiendo
quema en una hoguera todo mi querer.

Por una cabeza
todas las locuras
su boca que besa
borra la tristeza,
calma la amargura.

Por una cabeza
si ella me olvida
que importa perderme,
mil veces la vida
para que vivir…

English version
Losing by a head of a noble horse
who slackens just down the stretch
and when it comes back it seems to say:
don’t forget brother,
You know, you shouldn’t bet.
Losing by a head, instant violent love
of that flirtatious and cheerful woman
who, swearing with a smile
a love she’s lying about,
burns in a blaze all my love.

Losing by a head
there was all that madness;
her mouth in a kiss
wipes out the sadness,
it soothes the bitterness.

Losing by a head
if she forgets me,
no matter to lose
my life a thousand times;
why live?

女人香
Scent of a Woman

影片简介: 

轻的学生查理(克里斯奥唐纳饰)无意间目睹了几个学生准备戏弄校长的过程,校长让他说出恶作剧的主谋,否则将予以处罚。查理带着烦恼来到退伍军人史法兰 中校家中做周末兼职。中校曾经是巴顿将军的副官,经历过战争和许多挫折,在一次意外事故中双眼被炸瞎。他整天在家里无所事事,失去了生活下去的勇气和信 心。他准备用尽最后的精力享受一次美好的生活。他带着查理出游、吃佳肴、开飞车、跳探戈、住豪华酒店……然后想结束自己的生命。查理竭力阻止了中校的自杀 行为,从此他们之间萌生如父子般的感情。史法兰也找回了生活下去的勇气和力量。他在学校礼堂上为查理进行了精彩的辩护,使得查理免于处罚。
长期的失明生活使得史法兰中校对听觉和嗅觉异常敏感,甚至能靠闻对方的香水味道识别其身高、发色乃至眼睛的颜色。其实这都源于他对生活的深刻理解和感悟……

 

(Update, Jul 27, 2006) 注:这是由于不能访问blogspot.com在http://shuiziliu.googlepages.com上写的感言,其实又由于因为 googlepages.com只能放100个页面,我只好将内容转到http://shuiziliu.171kj.net上去了,这个空间只能用 FTP上传,而这个所谓的Blog是在机子上写好然后才上传的。现在发现了可以用http://www.pkblogs.com/shuiziliu或者http://www.inblogs.net/shuiziliu来访问,就将这几篇所谓的Blog上传到这里来了。虽然不知道为什么大陆不能访问http://www.blogspots.com,但是我想还是先维护着吧。至于其他的地址都有效, 也有其他我感兴趣的内容,也欢迎您去看看。