carpe diem

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carpe diem

Enjoy and make the most of the present, especially opportunities as they arise. A Latin phrase used by the Roman poet Horace (65–8 BCE), it is popularly translated as "seize the day." You can't simply sit back and wait for good things to come tomorrow, you have to make things happen as you want them to. Carpe diem!

carpe diem

Enjoy the present and don't worry about the future, as in It's a beautiful day, so forget tomorrow's test-carpe diem! Latin for "seize the day," an aphorism found in the Roman writer Horace's Odes, this phrase has been used in English since the early 1800s.
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As an alternative to local rates, the "high-low" method simplifies the determination by dividing the continental United States into localities with either of two per diem rates, low cost and high cost.
BOSTON - Two Central Massachusetts legislators are among the top 10 lawmakers in the amount claimed in per diem compensation for travel to and from the Statehouse, while more than one quarter of the House and one-third of the Senate take no travel compensation.
Where: Per Diem, 43 Sutter Street (@ Sansome), call for reservations: (415) 989-0300
The hotel is offering the per diem rate with its US guests in mind, as the US Army Europe, Seventh Army and US Army Corps will move to Wiesbaden in the next two years.
Bill Carr, managing director of Carpe Diem, said: "This is a major appointment for Carpe Diem, and a vote of confidence in our work from ASICS across Europe.
The regulations also state that if the government has paid a fee for a traveler to attend an event where one or two meals are provided, the traveler's per diem must be adjusted to the Proportional Meal Rate.
Reservists on orders but not supporting one of the contingencies are not authorized per diem for tours exceeding 180 days at one location unless a secretary of the Air Force waiver is approved in advance.
Shawn Healey's wife, Hayley, has since opened Carpe Diem Sedona, a business offering Pilates instruction in Sedona, Ariz.
The ethics commission had originally proposed increasing the per diem to $210.
If they attend two or three meetings a day, then they get the per diem for each meeting.
In part the rigid historiography of the Vietnam War is to blame, with Diem often coming across as two dimensional--as a US puppet or a product of "tradition" (p.
The outpouring of support for Diem Brown, after it was revealed that she has been diagnosed with colon cancer, has reportedly overwhelmed her.
Lodge had just informed Diem of a "report" he had received that the Vietnamese army generals, having laid siege to the Presidential Palace in Saigon, had offered Diem safe passage out of the country as they carried out the coup that would end his nine-year reign over South Vietnam.
Misalliance; Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the fate of South Vietnam.
Professor Catton's portrait of Diem, one senses, is probably far closer to the truth than other treatments of the same subject.