2014年2月1日 星期六

slam,derail, endeavour, readied, hostility


Tech Rides Are Focus of Hostility in Bay Area

Tech Rides Are Focus of Hostility in Bay Area



Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign

Republican candidate accuses media and political elites of derailing the Cain train.

TO
MY DEVOTED COMPANION
MY WIFE
WHO ORIGINATED SOME,
AND STIMULATED ALL,
OF MY BEST ENDEAVOURS



Space Shuttle Endeavour Is Readied, Once Again, for Its Final Launching

By HENRY FOUNTAIN
NASA made final preparations for sending the shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station, confident it had resolved an electrical problem that grounded it two weeks ago.




Russia suspects terrorist attack as train crash kills dozens

Russia's prosecutor general has opened a criminal case on terrorism charges
after a train derailment killed at least 25 and injured nearly 100 people,
Interfax news agency reported on Saturday.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew2p4rI44va89pId

Russian authorities say bomb caused fatal train rash
Russia's domestic intelligence service says it has found the remains of an improvised explosive device at the site of a train derailment that killed at least 26 and injured nearly 100 people.



Twenty-eight dead as typhoons hit East Asia
AFP
Almost half of those killed were in Taiwan when Typhoon Morakot slammed into the island, dumping a record 2.5 metres (100 inches) of rain at the weekend. ...


Shuttle launch derailed again by hydrogen leak
CNET News - San Francisco,CA,USAThe goals of Endeavour's mission are to attach an experiment platform to a Japanese research module, to replace aging solar array batteries, ...
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China Slams Sarkozy over Dalai Lama
French President Sarkozy drew an angry protest from China for meeting the Dalai Lama, with Beijing warning of broader damage to relations with the EU.




3. Electra Bicycle Company Recalls Amsterdam Bicycles; Chain Can Derail and Pose Injury Risk to Riders

Name of Product: Amsterdam Bicycles

Units: About 9,500

Importer: Electra Bicycle Company, LLC of Vista, Calif.

Hazard: The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle's chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Electra has received four reports of the chainguard derailing the chain, including one report of minor cuts and abrasion from a fall.

Description: This recall involves some Amsterdam model bicycles in the Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8, and Sport 3 styles. The bicycles have an enclosed chainguard. "Electra" and "Amsterdam" are printed on the bicycle's frame and/or chainguard. Bicycles with frame numbers beginning with "F06" or "EL" or bicycles with chainguards marked "06/08" are not included in this recall. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.

Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $400 and $850.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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In a new letter to its shareholders -- once again explaining why a search advertising deal with Google is superior to Microsoft's offer to buy its search business -- Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang and Chairman Roy Bostock slammed Carl C. Icahn's attempt to install a rival slate.

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hostility

Line breaks: hos|til¦ity
Pronunciation: /hɒˈstɪlɪti 
  
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NOUN (PLURAL HOSTILITIES)

[MASS NOUN]

Origin

late Middle English: from French hostilité or late Latin hostilitas, from Latin hostilis (see hostile).

derail
verb
1 [I or T] If a train derails or is derailed, it comes off the railway tracks.

2 [T] to prevent a plan or process from succeeding:
Renewed fighting threatens to derail the peace talks.

derailment
noun [C]
There's been a derailment just outside Crewe, and many people are feared dead.



slam

verb -mm-
1 [I or T] to (cause to) move against a hard surface with force and usually a loud noise:
The wind made the door/window slam (shut).
Close the door carefully, don't slam it.
He slammed the brakes on (= used them quickly and with force) when a child ran in front of his car.
I had to stop suddenly, and the car behind slammed into the back of me.

2 [T] INFORMAL to criticize:
Although the reviewers slammed the play, the audience loved it. WSJ, Blogs Slam Microsoft, Intel For Hostility To OLPC
CRN - Manhasset,NY,USA
Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child project has "been derailed" due in part to the machinations of companies like Microsoft and Intel, report Steve ...

One Laptop Per Child 出師不利乎?

WSJ特寫
小電腦 大雄心

slam Show phonetics
noun [U]
a sudden loud noise:
The door shut with a slam.




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