班艾佛列克主演、國際導演David Fincher大衛·芬奇最新作品，改編自Gillian Flynn 吉莉安弗琳2012年暢銷小說《Gone Girl 控制》的同名電影，官方超感人預告首發。
Ben Affleck 班艾佛列克【《亞果出任務》（Argo，2012）】和 Rosamund Pike 羅莎蒙·派克【《神隱任務》(JACK REACHER, 2012)】主演男女主角，小說作家親自編劇，她表示結局和小說有戲劇性的差異。電影將於10/09上映。
This video filmed by a UK charity will probably be the most controversial public service ads you've ever seen.
Students occupying Taiwan government take to Reddit AMA
The Sunflower Movement of students occupying Taiwan's national assembly have explained their goals in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session.
Led by 25-year-old Lin Fei-Fan and 24-year-old Chen Wei-ting, protesters known as the Sunflower Movement survived early eviction attempts and have organised a peaceful occupation in the legislature building, complete with recycling bins and cameras broadcasting a live feed on Ustream.
Taking to Reddit, protest leaders laid out their objections to the trade deal, balancing cost-benefit figures of local GDP against economic and social independence from China, and registering general dissatisfaction with the government.
"You guys are so brave," says one Redditt user. "I'm a student and I couldn't even imagine overtaking a Taco Bell." Protestor Oliver Chen replies, "Ask most of us here a couple of months ago, and we would have probably said the same."
"But one day you realize that if you aren't willing to stand up for your country now, there might never be another chance. That's a pretty sobering thought."
文章連結 - http://www.cnet.com/news/students-occupying-taiwan-government-take-to-reddit-ama/
Three Scenarios That End Occupation Of Taiwan Parliament
Ralph Jennings, Contributor
How then will the occupation end?
Here are three scenarios:
A vote on the trade agreement would need a podium clear of protesters. Groups who back the trade agreement despite fears of getting too cozy with old enemy China have threatened a showdown today with students in parliament. Taiwan’s president told a visiting US scholar Monday that the occupation is illegal and uncool in a democratic society.
These pressures would prompt legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng to issue a get-out deadline and call police on protesters who defy the order to be martyrs (pronounced “media celebs”) for a cause. Batons would bring blood, but hospitals are ready after the violent ouster March 23 of protesters from the cabinet headquarters.
Still, legislators worry about their images as elections are never far off. The parliament speaker has told students so far to take care of themselves, not to start packing up the banana peels and lunch boxes. “I don’t think Wang Jin-pyng will use police,” says Huang, who’s close to local politics. “He has his own way of thinking.” Odds: moderate
Maybe we get a dip during mid-month exams. But a zero headcount is unlikely. People fresh out of the exam room can replace those headed in. It takes just a few dozen to command parliament’s podium. Odds: low
The relocation could follow a backroom deal between student protesters and legislators keen to shake off criticism from pro-trade pact people and law-and-order elements of the Nationalist Party leadership. Their handshake would save face for the students as they carry on the protest and for the legislators, who could get on with their agenda without being blamed for police clashes. Odds: moderate to high
文章連結 - http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2014/04/01/three-scenarios-to-end-taiwan-protests-against-china-trade-pact/
Protests Won’t Undermine Taiwan’s Reputation
Claims that the Sunflower Movement will hurt Taiwan’s ability to join regional trade pacts are misguided.
In fact, states do often renegotiate treaties and usually there is a mechanism for such a procedure embedded in the treaty. The consequences are rarely as grave as is now being claimed. Ireland did not became an international outcast when it failed to approve the Lisbon treaty in a 2008 referendum and the Nice treaty in a 2001 referendum. In both cases, negotiations were opened again, changes were made and both treaties eventually entered into force.
In addition, the argument can be made that other democracies do understand the complexity of the ratification process, especially when it comes to free trade (or free trade-like) agreements. It is also likely that other governments would recognize that agreements with China are different than Taiwan’s dealings with other governments. The United States would hardly stop promoting Taiwan’s Trans-Pacific Partnership membership just because Taipei failed to ratify the CSSTA with China, nor would the failure to ratify the treaty deter Japan from entering into negotiations with Taiwan. In other words, Taiwan’s deals with China are not a reliable benchmark for measuring Taiwan’s reputation. It is hard to think that Taiwan’s partners are not aware of this.
Naturally, Beijing would hardly be pleased if CSSTA were ratified with some major changes. Likewise, it is certainly not pleased by the emergence of a civic movement that crosses party lines and aspires to hold the government accountable. This is especially true because Taiwan’s movement appears to be seen as a model in the increasingly restive Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which Beijing is already struggling to control. If (and only if) the Sunflower Movement succeeds in pushing CSSTA back to the negotiation table, Beijing will face a certain dilemma: if it appears to retaliate, it will only confirm that protesters were right to suspect sinister intentions. Moreover, any future arrangement between Taipei and Beijing will be under very close public scrutiny. Maybe it is, after all, a better option for Ma (and Beijing) to appease public opposition and return to the negotiation table.
本文節錄自日本《The Diplomat 外交官》雜誌 (報導亞太區域趨勢前線的國際時事)
文章連結 - http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/protests-wont-undermine-taiwans-reputation/
Sometimes, sharing a meal can be a great way to pass the hours with a good friend, but when you’re ravenously hungry it’s more a case of dog eat dog.
This YouTube video shows two dogs about to share an ice cream their owner has bought from McDonald’s.
As if predicting what was about to happen next, the owner implores the larger dog ‘no Cooper, let Daisy have some first,’ as the mutt attempts to steal in.
Then she asks: ‘Why does Daisy have hers first?’
Note：dog eat dog
if a situation is dog eat dog, people will do anything to be successful, even if what they do harms other people
例：In showbusiness it's dog eat dog - one day you're a star, the next you've been replaced by younger talent.
演藝圈是現實殘酷的 － 可能有天你成了巨星，下一秒就長江後浪推前浪。