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  • Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey's UFC return won't be until late this year, but the former women's bantamweight champion is already making some business preparations for her return to the Octagon. Rousey has reportedly filed for five trademarks around the acronym "FTA", which stands for "F--- them all." The FTA slogan, now that it's been trademarked, could appear on shirts and merchandise for Rousey ahead of her eventual UFC return. Rousey revealed that she contemplated suicide following her loss to Holly Holm, but has since regained her focus and confidence, with a determination to return to the top of the sport.

    UFC = Ultimate Fighting Championship (plus grande organisation d'arts martiaux mixtes) - former/ancien, ex- - bantamweight/poids coq - octagon/cage octogonale dans laquelle se déroulent les combats - reportedly/paraît-il - to file for trademarks/déposer des demandes d'enregistrement de marques - to stand, stood, stood for/signifier - f--- = (to) fuck/ici, emmerder - merchandise/produits dérivés - to contemplate/envisager - loss to/défaite face à - to regain/retrouver - focus/concentration - confidence/confiance (en soi), assurance

    Publié le 16/03/2016
  • David Bowie

    David Bowie

    David Bowie died last month after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. He was one of the most influential musicians of his era. His hits include Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel and Life on Mars. He was also well known for creating his flamboyant alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Along with the Beatles, Stones and Elvis Presley, Bowie defined what pop music could and should be. He brought art to the pop party, infusing his music and performances with the avant-garde ideas of Merce Cunningham, John Cage and Andy Warhol.

    influential/influent, marquant - era/époque - hit/succès - Space Oddity/littéralement, "bizarrerie de l'espace" - pop party/ici, scène pop - to infuse/insuffler - infusing his music [...] with the avant-garde ideas.../distillant dans sa musique les idées avant-gardistes... - performance/ici, concert - Merce Cunningham/danseur et chorégraphe américain (1919-2009) - John Cage/compositeur, poète et plasticien américain (1912-1992)

    Publié le 28/01/2016
  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump

    Reflecting on the rise of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, President Obama said the real estate mogul is "exploiting" Americans' anxieties about the economy and American society. "You combine those things and it means that there is going to be potential anger, frustration, fear. Some of it justified, but just misdirected," Obama said in an interview with NPR. "I think somebody like Mr. Trump is taking advantage of that," he continued. "That's what he's exploiting during the course of his campaign." Trump earned the support of 41 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning registered voters in a recent Monmouth University poll, opening up a 27-point lead over his closest challenger, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

    frontrunner/favori, candidat en tête - real estate/immobilier – mogul/magnat – anger/colère - to misdirect/mal diriger - to earn/ici, recueillir - GOP = Grand Old Party/Parti républicain (GOP-leaning voters/sympathisants républicains) – registered/inscrit (sur les listes électorales) – poll/sondage – lead/avance - Sen. = Senator - R = Republican (Sen. R-Texas/Sénateur républicain du Texas)

    Publié le 29/12/2015
  • Ed Miliband

    Ed Miliband

    Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has lavished praise on his successor, Jeremy Corbyn, telling the BBC he has what it takes to be prime minister and praising him for recruiting new members to the party. He also congratulated John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, for recruiting serious international economists to advise him on the future of the British economy. Miliband insisted he would never be a "back-seat driver" as a former party leader and refused to predict whether Labour would do well under Corbyn, saying his own record showed "predictions aren’t my thing".

    Publié le 30/11/2015
  • Kezia Dugdale

    Kezia Dugdale

    Kezia Dugdale has set out plans for more autonomy for the Scottish Labour Party that would see control over policy and candidate selection transferred north of the border. The party leader, who was elected with a large majority in August, wants to be responsible for policy making, party membership and the management of local constituency Labour parties across Scotland. The new leader still faces an uphill struggle, with the latest polling showing the SNP 30 points ahead of Scottish Labour in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election voting intention due to be held on Thursday 5 May 2016.

    to set, set, set out/présenter, exposer – border/frontière – membership/adhésion – constituency/circonscription électorale - to face/être confronté à - uphill struggle/combat difficile, tâche ardue – polling/sondage - SNP = Scottish National Party

    Publié le 6/11/2015
  • Malcom Turnbull

    Malcom Turnbull

    According to a poll published by The Australian last month, 55 per cent of voters rated Malcom Turnbull as the preferred prime minister, giving him a 34-point lead over Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, on 21 per cent. Mr Turnbull’s rating makes him the most popular prime minister since Julia Gillard in July 2010. On two-party-preferred terms, the coalition led Labor 51 to 49 per cent, the first time the government has been in front for the last 30 Newspolls. The survey followed a Galaxy poll that also recorded a 51-49 per cent coalition lead over Labor, and a 51 per cent vote for Mr Turnbull as preferred prime minister. The Newspoll survey was taken after Mr Turnbull toppled Tony Abbott for the top job but before the new cabinet was announced. Mr Turnbull had cited Mr Abbott’s disastrous poll numbers as a reason for his challenge, saying the government had "lost 30 Newspolls in a row".

    according to/selon, d'après - poll/sondage - to rate/évaluer, classer - two-party-preferred [vote]/en Australie, les électeurs doivent classer les candidats en ordre de préférence. Le candidat qui obtient le moins de voix est éliminé et ses voix sont redistribuées en fonction du second choix des électeurs. Cela se répète jusqu'à ce qu'un candidat obtienne 50% des voix. En pratique, les électeurs se retrouvent souvent à choisir entre des candidats du Labor Party et de la Liberal/National Coalition. Il arrive qu'un candidat ayant initialement obtenu moins de voix que son rival remporte l'élection grâce à des voix supplémentaires plus nombreuses que celles de son adversaire, issues du deuxième choix des électeurs - to lead, led, led/mener, ici arriver en tête de - Labor/Parti travailliste (australien) - survey/sondage - to topple/renverser, mettre en minorité - top job/ici, fonction de Premier ministre - in a row/d'affilée.

    Publié le 5/10/2015
  • Stephen Harper

    Stephen Harper

    The longest Canadian election campaign since the Victorian age began last month, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the country would go to the polls on 19 October. Harper is already the sixth longest-serving prime minister in Canada’s 148-year history. If he wins a fourth term, he will have won as many elections as Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Pierre Trudeau, trailing only William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir John A. Macdonald, who each had six mandates. According to The Guardian, “the Conservatives enjoy the advantage of a divided opposition, which ensured their victory in 2011, and Harper is by far the most successful street fighter in Canadian politics, having survived hung parliaments and opposition coalitions with unerring tactical skill and fierce discipline.”

    age/époque - to go to the polls/se rendre aux urnes (polls/vote, scrutin) - longest-serving/à avoir exercé le plus longtemps les fonctions de... – term/mandat - to trail/être à la traîne de, arriver derrière - to ensure/assurer – fighter/combattant - hung parliament/parlement sans majorité – unerring/infaillible – skill/compétence, talent – fierce/ici, stricte

    Publié le 9/09/2015
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama

    Two weeks ago, President Obama called the murders at a historically black church in South Carolina "senseless" and used the tragedy to renew his call for gun control. "I’ve had to make statements like this too many times," Mr. Obama said at the White House. "It is in our power to do something about it. I say that recognizing the politics of this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now. But it’d be wrong for us not to acknowledge it." The president also said the U.S. must "reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence doesn’t happen in other advanced countries." The president didn’t make any specific gun proposals, saying it was a time for mourning first. It was the 14th time during his presidency that Mr. Obama has addressed the nation about incidents of gun violence.

    murder/meurtre; ici, fusillade (mortelle) - senseless/insensé - statement/déclaration - the politics of this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now/cette ville rejette désormais toute politique de ségrégation - to acknowledge/reconnaître - to reckon with/tenir compte de - proposal/proposition, projet - mourningdeuil

    Publié le 8/07/2015
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she now wants the Supreme Court to back marriage equality as a constitutional right. Clinton has been a vocal backer of gay rights. But she had hedged when it came to marriage, saying she advocated expansion of marriage rights for same-sex couples on a state-by-state basis. That changed last month as a Supreme Court case loomed in which advocates asked the justices to strike down the remaining state laws that ban same-sex marriages. "Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right," Adrienne Elrod, a campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement. The statement puts Clinton in line with the Obama administration and many other Democrats.

    to back/soutenir, appuyer – vocal/ardent, véhément - gay rights/droits des homosexuels - to hedge/esquiver, se dérober, se défiler - when it came to/quand il s'est agi de - to advocate/soutenir, défendre - same-sex/homosexuel - to loom/se profiler à l'horizon – justice/ici juge - to strike, struck, struck down/terrasser, ici déclarer inconstitutionnel - to ban/interdire - to support/soutenir, défendre - to come, came, come down on the side of/se ranger du côté de, soutenir, appuyer – spokeswoman/porte-parole – statement/déclaration - in line with/en accord avec

    Publié le 11/05/2015
  • Nick Clegg

    Nick Clegg

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has ruled out forming a three party coalition government with the Scottish National Party. In his keynote speech to the party's spring conference in Liverpool earlier this month, Mr Clegg said: "So let me be clear: just like we would not put UKIP in charge of Europe, we are not going to put the SNP in charge of Britain - country they want to rip apart. It's just not going to happen." Having propped up the Tory-led coalition for half a decade, Nick Clegg also turned his ire on his partners in government, warning that future plans for the economy under a Tory majority would be "deeply regressive and unfair."

    to rule out/exclure - keynote speech/discours inaugural - to rip apart/déchirer, ici mettre en pieces - to prop up/appuyer, soutenir - to warn/mettre en garde, avertir

    Publié le 1/04/2015

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