Flying cars will be a reality in cities around the globe by the end of this decade, according to a leading car manufacturer, and will help to reduce congestion and cut vehicle emissions.
Michael Cole, the chief executive of the European operations of South Korean carmarker Hyundai, said the firm had made some “very significant investments” in urban air mobility, adding: “We believe it really is part of the future”. — The Guardian
1 reality 名，現實
2 decade 名，十年
3 manufacturer 名，製造商
4 congestion 名，堵塞
5 emission 名，排放物
6 chief executive 名，執行長
7 operation 名，運作
8 significant 形，重要的
9 mobility 名，流動性
Making water in a desert, from sunlight and air
SOURCE Global is one of the many companies around the world extracting water from the air, with the hope of helping water-scarce communities. However, its technology has a sustainable twist. Named Hydropanels, its devices are powered by built-in solar panels. — CNN
SOURCE Global 是全世界從空氣中提取水的公司之一，希望能夠幫助水稀少的社區。然而，它的科技有一個永續的不同的計畫。取名為水電板，它的器具是以內建的太陽能板來提供電力。
Having different Covid vaccines for first and second shots produces a strong immune response to the virus, according to research that will help improve the resilience of vaccine programmes around the world. — The Guardian
Tracey Kruger looks after thousands of sheep on her property in Victoria, Australia. Her work includes rescuing some lambs that have been abandoned by their mothers, and nursing them back to health. She started sharing their stories on social media and people all over the world found joy in her videos – particularly the pictures of lambs in snuggly baby jumpers.
昨天半夜睡不著的時候想到有一堆 CD ，當年在唱片行工作的時候買的，現在完全都沒有價值了，又有點捨不得丟，有兩三百張吧？現在只要有 iTune，什麼歌幾乎都可以找到 Suzanne Vega 的 Tom’s Diner 潔西有混音版，一整張專輯，十幾首都是一樣的歌。iTune 只有原唱跟一兩個混音版，然後開始聽一些三十年前的歌 Mr. Big 的 To be with you，Red Hot Chili Peppers 的 Under the Brdge，現在才想到，昨天漏聽的 Extreme 的 More than Words，聽到把難得使用的耳機拿出來聽音樂，民謠，抒情，搖滾，舞曲，嘻哈，昨天沒聽到雷鬼，聽了一個半小時，聽到法國香頌，累了，就睡著了。
半夜睡不著，就一首歌接一首歌的一直找一直聽，覺得還蠻幸福的呢，最近的小確幸吧？應該要整理音樂，潔西的歌單實在亂七八糟，三十年前的音樂跟現在的流行樂，然後想到 MV 卻想不出歌名的都是這幾年的音樂，Friday I’m in love 這也三十年前的歌，昨天忘記聽了。
From their competitors to managing energy, Tour de France riders have plenty to worry about on the streets.
So, when a fan encroached onto the roads, it had predictably disastrous effects. — CNN
1 competitor 名，競爭者，compete 動，競爭
2 plenty 名，大量
3 encroach on something 逐步侵犯
4 predictably 副，預料中地
5 disastrous 形，災難性的，disaster 名，災難
6 effect 名，結果，影響
Four people have been killed and one more is in a critical condition after a hot air balloon hit a power line in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The basket the passengers were riding in detached from the balloon and crashed, according to the city’s police department.
Witnesses on Twitter described seeing the balloon fall to the ground in a completely deflated state. — BBC
1 critical 形，危險的
2 detached 形，分開的
3 witness 名，目擊者
4 completely 副，完全地
5 deflated 形，洩氣的
Crowds of people have flocked to Dhaka’s ferry terminals to try and get out of the city before a strict national lockdown comes into force.
For seven days from Monday, no one in Bangladesh will be allowed to leave their homes unless in an emergency. — BBC
1 flock 動，聚集
2 ferry 渡輪
3 terminal 碼頭，航廈
4 lockdown 名，封城
5 into force (法律，規定)開始實施
A senior bishop has said the Church of England should recognise marriage between people of the same sex and allow such ceremonies in church, a move that would break with centuries of Christian teaching. — The Guardian
More than 1,800 people have backed a call for Spanish officials to regularise the immigration status of an undocumented Senegalese man after his second rescue of a stranger from drowning in the main river in Bilbao. — The Guardian
Vice President Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border Friday in El Paso, Texas, after weeks of badgering by Republicans and at the urging of some Democrats, and she called for an end to the political “finger-pointing" over who’s to blame for record numbers of people seeking asylum at the southern border. — NPR
It was an afternoon of much anticipation and excitement – followed by the saddest trombone sound echoing across the internet.
The long-awaited report from US intelligence officials on unidentified flying objects dropped this afternoon, marking one of the first times the US government officially weighed in on strange sightings in the sky.
Their big reveal, however, was seen by many as more of a shrug. — The Guardian
週末到了，又是下雨，但是反正也不能出去，今天錄了影片又講到 every cloud has a silver lining 每朵雲都鑲銀邊。就是什麼不好的事都可以找到好的地方。新冠肺炎大家都得乖乖到在家裡找銀邊，你找到了什麼銀邊呢？潔西的銀邊應該是下星期要開始上文法課了，好快喔，要來努力備課了。明天的任務，一定要達到啊，拖了超多天，每天真的都不知道在忙什麼啊。睡覺去，晚安晚安！
Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is on the way to the site of the collapse of the 12-story residential condo in Surfside, Fla. President Joe Biden early Friday approved federal assistance to aid state and local response efforts.
Ninety-nine people are still unaccounted for since the building split and part of it came crashing down at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
County police have confirmed that one person is dead. — NPR
Apple Daily: Hong Kong bids emotional farewell to pro-democracy paper
Thousands across Hong Kong rushed to snap up the final edition of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, which closed its doors after 26 years. — BBC
1 bid 動，打招呼
2 emotional 形，情感強烈的
3 farewell 名，再見，道別
4 pro-democracy 形，支持民主的
5 snap up 片，搶購
6 edition 名，一期
7 pro-life 支持生命的， pro-choice 支持選擇的
Britney Spears has called for an end to the “abusive” conservatorship that has governed her life for 13 years, delivering an emotional speech to a Los Angeles court and saying: “I just want my life back.” — The Guardian
The antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in his cell in Spain from an apparent suicide, hours after the country’s highest court approved his extradition to the United States, where he was wanted on tax-related criminal charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years. — The Guardian
After enjoying nearly four months without any community transmission of the coronavirus, New Zealanders were on edge Wednesday after health authorities said an infectious traveler from Australia had visited over the weekend. — NPR
Pop star Billie Eilish is apologizing for mouthing a racist slur after questions were raised by an old video of her that quickly went viral on TikTok. Eilish says she is “being labeled something that I am not," after critics said her actions were insensitive at best and racist at worst. — NPR
China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the region’s greatest security “risk creator" after a U.S. warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China. — Reuters