slate - heruntermachen ist nicht falsch, aber die zusätzliche Bedeutung im Sinne von "festsetzen" und "auswählen" fehlt:http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?ke...
slate (CHOOSE) Show phonetics
verb [T] US
to be expected to happen in the future or to be expected to be or do something in the future:
[+ to infinitive] Geoff is slated to be the next captain of the football team.
The election is slated for (= the chosen day is) next Thursday.
slate Show phonetics
noun [C] US
the group of people who are chosen by a particular party to take part in an election:
The senator has not got a full slate of delegates in New York.
(Deutsch = Auswahl ???)http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary
Main Entry: (2) slate
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): slat·ed; slat·ing
1 : to cover with slate or a slatelike substance <slate a roof>
2 : to designate for a specified purpose or action : SCHEDULE <was slated to direct the play>