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Despite ending his revolt, the mercenary chief will continue be a thorn in the Kremlin’s side unless he retires quietly to Belarus
Pjotr Sauer Sun 25 Jun 2023 18.32 BST


the act of refusing to obey the orders of somebody in authority, especially by soldiers or sailors

[U,C] (兵士・水兵による)反乱,暴動,謀反
Discontent among the ship’s crew finally led to the outbreak of mutiny.
The famous mutiny on the British Navy ship Bounty took place in 1789.


Mutiny on the Bounty
force and put the captain and some senior officers in a small boat on the open sea. In the first film (1935), which won an Oscar as Best Picture, Clark Gable played Fletcher Christian, the leader of the mutiny, and Charles Laughton played Captain Bligh. In the second (1962), Marlon Brando took the part of Christian and Trevor Howard that of Bligh.

the Indian Mutiny
a serious revolt (1857-8) by the Indian army against British rule in India. It began in the north of India and in some places developed into a general protest. When it was defeated by the British, India was placed under the direct control of the British government, rather than the East India Company which had previously governed it.


Richard Storry describes how the Army Mutiny of February 1936 was the climax of revolutionary nationalism in Japan. Its outcome meant action against China, and in the end led to Pearl Harbour
Richard Storry | Published in History Today Volume 6 Issue 11 November 1956
On February 26th, 1936, the world was startled by the news that part of the Japanese Army had mutinied and had seized important buildings in the centre of Tokyo, after having murdered several men in public life. When loyal troops were massed to suppress the rebellion, it seemed inevitable that severe fighting would break out. Yet within the space of four days the mutineers surrendered without bloodshed, and life in Tokyo returned to normal.

Twitterでマキャベリの君主論から傭兵を使う危険性を指摘されていた方がいましたが、こちらが君主論で触れていた部分の抜粋です。日本語訳は光文社の古典新訳文庫から(英訳君主論 グーテンベルグ)。何百年経っても変わらない部分はあるのですね。。。

そこで、私としては、君主が自分の国家を防衛するにあたって用いる軍備は自前の軍隊か、傭兵軍か、外国からの援軍か、混成軍かである、と言いたい。傭兵軍と外国からの援軍とは役に立たず危険である。傭兵軍に国家の基礎を置くなら、その者は決して堅固でも安全 もないであろう。
I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed. Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious, and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men

私はこうした武力が役立たずであるということをさらに明確に示したいと思う。傭兵隊長は軍事に卓越した人びとであるかそうでないかである。 軍事に卓越してに卓越しているなら、君は彼らを信頼することはできない。なぜなら、彼らは、雇い主である君を圧迫したり、君の意図を超えて他者を圧迫したりして、つねに自分たちが強大になることを渇望するからである。だが、傭兵隊長が有能でなければ当然君を破滅させてしまう。 
I wish to demonstrate further the infelicity of these arms. The mercenary captains are either capable men or they are not; if they are, you cannot trust them, because they always aspire to their own greatness, either by oppressing you, who are their master, or others contrary to your intentions; but if the captain is not skilful, you are ruined in the usual way.


Monday morning quarterback



But Pogue said that while many are questioning Rush's designs, they should remember that he was a "Princeton-educated aerospace engineer" who built and designed airplanes and previous submersibles. The Titan itself, he added, had been "to the sea floor 20 times uneventfully."

その後に、熟語として何度か見かけたMonday morning quarterbackが動名詞として使われていました。

Mónday mórning quárterback 
⦅米略式⦆事が終わってからあれこれ批評する人 《◆日曜日のアメリカンフットボールの試合結果を見て月曜日の朝に戦術を批判することから》.

"Yes, it looks terrible now. Yes, we see things that were missed," he said. "But nobody thought anything at the time." 




ここからは、「彼らは曲芸師ではない。彼らは命知らずでもない。とても深刻な状況だ」の部分の翻訳について。「とても深刻な状況だ」が前と繋がっていないような気がしたので原文を確認してみると。。。They take this very seriously.となっていました。take ... seriouslyというおなじみのイディオムなので「この状況をかなり深刻に受け止めている」というくらいでしょうか。。。

But he told CNN he did not feel the company acted recklessly.

"There was one dive we took — as soon as communication went out, we went right back to the surface," Reiss said. "We had gone to see a U-boat just off the shore of New York. We saw it for one second, and they said, 'We're going back up. We shouldn't be down here.'

"So they're not hot dogs. They're not daredevils here. They take this very seriously."



一つ目は、Time Asiaの発行形態が少し変わったようですね。Amazonのところで表示が変わっていたので、雑誌内の奥付けのようなところを確認してみると以下のように変わっていました。

TIME Asia is edited in Hong Kong and printed in Singapore and Hong Kong.

TIME Asia is edited and printed in Singapore



TIME CEO Jessica Sibley sent the following note to staff on Monday:


Today, I am thrilled to announce Sam Jacobs as the new Editor in Chief of TIME, effective immediately. Sam will lead TIME’s global newsroom, guide our trusted journalism, and drive innovation across editorial as we continue to focus on accelerating our digital transformation and growing TIME’s audiences.

This is an exciting moment for our brand and today we are making history: Sam is the youngest editor to lead TIME since co-founder Henry Luce. His appointment as TIME’s 19th top editor comes as we are reaching the largest audience in our history—105 million people around the world—with readers under the age of 35 accounting for 45% of TIME’s global audience.


NEWS PROVIDED BY TIME  24 Apr, 2023, 09:01 ET
Jacobs is the youngest editor to lead TIME since co-founder Henry Luce

TIME's journalism reaches the largest global audience in the brand's history across digital, print, social and new platforms including live events, TIME Studios, the sustainability division TIME CO2, and more

NEW YORK, April 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam Jacobs has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of TIME effective immediately, it was announced today by CEO Jessica Sibley.

Jacobs, 37, is the youngest editor to lead TIME since co-founder Henry Luce. He is the 19th top editor in TIME's history and succeeds Edward Felsenthal, who stepped down in March 2023, and remains TIME's Executive Chairman and a contributing editor.

As Editor-in-Chief, Jacobs leads TIME's global newsroom and its journalism which reaches a combined audience—the largest in TIME's history—105 million people around the world across all platforms. Today, readers under the age of 35 account for 45% of TIME's global audience. TIME's high-impact journalism has served as the foundation of its significant growth since becoming an independent company in 2018, as TIME has launched new business divisions including the Emmy Award-winning film and television division TIME Studios, a rapidly growing global live events business built around the iconic TIME100 and Person of the Year franchises, the sustainability and climate-action platform TIME CO2, and more. TIME's readership includes more than 50 million social media followers and 1 million print subscribers, making TIME magazine the largest U.S. print title in news published today.





We are expanding access to our trusted guidance and information on Time.com

At TIME we believe trusted information should be available to everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. For 100 years that has been our mission–to serve as the world’s storyteller, shining a light on the people and the ideas that shape it.

TIME is starting a new chapter in this history: We are offering audiences around the world free access to Time.com, including TIME’s archives dating back to 1923, beginning June 1.

Our goal is simple: work in the service of truth and progress as humanity’s trusted guide. Expanding free access to Time.com for readers worldwide—including our current audience of 105 million, the largest in our history—ensures that we are doing our part to eliminate barriers and improve the world.

When it comes to digital inclusion, there is no leader more focused on bringing access to mobility than Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon, who inspired and supported TIME in this new initiative. When it comes to freedom of information, he says it best: “It is a human right to be connected.” As a pioneer of digital inclusion, Hans is committed to getting one billion of the world’s most marginalized people connected by 2025.


TIME is starting a new chapter in this history: We are offering audiences around the world free access to Time.com, including TIME’s archives dating back to 1923, beginning June 1.


Apr 27, 2023 - Economy & BusinessExclusive: Time to remove digital paywallSara Fischer, author of Axios

Driving the news: Sibley said the shift is both a business and editorial decision.
"The opportunity to reach more audiences globally, that are younger, and that are diverse, is really important to Sam and myself," she noted, referencing Time's newly-appointed editor in chief Sam Jacobs. Jacobs is the youngest editor in chief in Time's history.
Time plans to produce more ad-supported, digital content that will live on its website, its mobile app and across social media.


Details: Time currently has 1.3 million print subscribers and 250,000 digital subscribers.
The digital content from Time's magazine will now be free, alongside all other content on the website, including 100 years' worth of Time's archived content.
The company will still charge for the print product and still offer a paid digital version of the print magazine through retailers (like Amazon Kindle and Apple News) and through Apple’s App Store.
Paid subscribers to the website will be notified of the changes immediately, and their subscription payments will expire when the paywall is removed June 1.



with a grain of saltとwith a very large shaker of salt


Well, first, I’ve seen the reports.  I can’t in any way validate them; we simply don’t know.  Second, I would take anything out of the Kremlin with a very large shaker of salt.



tàke O with a gráin [pínch] of sált
O〈話など〉を多少疑って聞く, 話半分に聞く, 額面通りにはとらない.

take something with a grain of ˈsalt North American English 
used to warn somebody not to believe something completely
If I were you, I’d take everything he says with a grain of salt.

ここではwith a grain of saltがwith a very large shaker of saltになって、さらに強調された訳ですが、翻訳するとなると厄介ですよね。どんな風に対処しているか確認してみます。イディオム的な雰囲気を出したい時は最初の二つの例でしょうが、欠点としてはvery large shakerのニュアンスをこれだと出せないこと。強調したければ「全く」や「すっかり」などをつけたくなりますね。



イディオム的な雰囲気ではなく、a very large shakerのニュアンスの方を大事にした訳がこちら。

 米国のアントニー・ブリンケン(Antony Blinken)国務長官は、ロシア側の主張の真偽は「確認できない」とした上で、「ロシア政府の主張は何であれ、大いに疑って受け止めたい」と述べた。(c)AFP


QUESTION:  I have to say we are in the business of ignoring those risks, and going to places where people tell us not to go, and I don’t think that’s going to change.  I hope it doesn’t.  So we wouldn’t be doing our jobs as journalists – I wouldn’t – if I didn’t ask a little bit about the news of the day, because there’s a lot.  And I want to start with the new overnight from the Kremlin, accusing Ukraine of having tried to assassinate President Vladimir Putin with a drone strike on the Kremlin near his residence.  Ukraine has denied doing this.

I want to ask the question this way:  What is the United States position on such attacks, on leadership during this war by Ukraine or other combatants?

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, first, I’ve seen the reports.  I can’t in any way validate them; we simply don’t know.  Second, I would take anything out of the Kremlin with a very large shaker of salt.  So, let’s see – we’ll see what the facts are.  And it’s really hard to comment or speculate on this without really knowing what the facts are.

More generally, as I’ve said and as we’ve said, when it comes to Ukraine – which is under daily assault – and not just its incredibly courageous military forces, but its citizens – its men, women, and children – being assaulted on a daily basis by this Russian aggression, being bombed out of their homes, their apartments, and their streets, children killed, families torn apart – well, we leave it to Ukraine to decide how it’s going to defend itself, and how it’s going to try to get back the territory that’s been seized from it illegally by Russia over the past 14 months and going back to 2014, back to then.