2016年5月9日 星期一

harness, reins, bit, bridle, on-board, tackle wage and working condition

There won't be a Phrase A Week posting this week, as I've succumbed to a rather nasty strain of the Common Cold. I expect to be back in harness next week.
Gary Martin
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In a landmark development for the way Western companies do business in China, Apple Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to work with partner Foxconn to tackle wage and working condition ...



Obama Warns Karzai to Focus on Tackling Corruption
By HELENE COOPER and JEFF ZELENY
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, now assured of a new term, was urged by President Obama “to write a new chapter” in his government’s legitimacy.


A second ad in the campaign, about the eco-designers Matthew Berman and Andrew Kotchen, recounts how their firm, RightFrame, is tackling projects in places like the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.


BBC NEWS | UK | Fire destroys Grand Pier

A fire has destroyed most of Weston-Super-Mare's 104-year-old Grand Pier despite firefighters tackling the blaze.

Brown calls on Google to help world's poor
Talks held with multinationals to tackle 'development emergency'
Larry Elliott and Sarah Boseley

The Guardian,
Monday December 10 2007

Gordon Brown plans to harness at least 20 of the world's biggest multinational companies, including Google and Vodafone, to tackle a "development emergency" in the world's poorest countries and put the international community back on course to achieve seven UN development goals by 2015.

Hopes Dim for Air France Jet Missing Over Ocean

An Air France Airbus A330 plane with 228 people onboard was feared lost after suffering an apparent electrical failure while flying through violent storms en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

Peace Boat is a cruise ship with a difference. Every year it sails the globe visiting conflict zones in an attempt to bring about world peace.

Going on a cruise is a relaxing way to spend a vacation. Everything you need is onboard, and you only have to unpack once. Most people who take part in these holidays on the high seas travel to the well known cruise line destinations: the Caribbean, Mediterranean, or perhaps even the Inside Passage of Alaska.
There are some people, however, who take a slightly different approach to cruising. They travel the world onboard a giant ocean liner, visiting the globe’s conflict regions. Their ship is named the Peace Boat, and in honor of International World Peace Day, which is the 21st of September, we take a look at the ship and its passengers.

on-board Show phonetics
adjective
describes items that are carried by a vehicle and form part of it:
In the future, cars equipped with on-board computers will be able to detect and avoid traffic jams automatically.


At that time, the War Production Board, whose job was to harness the civilian economy to the military machine, set up a department to help improve quality in the military.當時,負責為利用民間經濟到軍事機器上的「戰時生產委員會」,成立了一個幫助改進軍品品質的部門。

East River Fights Bid to Harness Its Currents for Electricity
By ANTHONY DePALMA
The river’s powerful tides have been wreaking havoc on six underwater turbines designed to turn its currents into electricity.



bbc 美國又出現中國產品因質量問題被回收事件,涉及獵人用安全吊帶和自行車頭盔等產品。
美國消費品安全委員會星期二(18日)發佈聲明,稱美國密歇根州一家公司在中國訂制的一批共6萬件全身型獵人用安全吊帶需被回收。
打獵時,獵人可以使用這種安全吊帶將自己固定在具有一定高度的樹上猓望台,等待獵物。
但消委會聲明指出,這批安全吊帶存在安全隱患,很可能在使用中崩裂,造成沒有防備的使用者墮樹,後果往往是重傷甚至死亡。
不過聲明也承認,至今為止尚未收到有關這批安全帶造成傷亡的報告。

Full Body Safety Harnesses Recalled by Gorilla Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Full Body Safety Harnesses
Units: About 60,000
Distributor: Gorilla Inc., of Flushing, Mich.
Hazard: The harnesses could fail during use, resulting in a hunter falling from the tree stand and suffering serious injuries or death.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pullover Style Full Body Safety Harnesses model SP40300 that were included as an accessory with Gorilla 2007 ladder stands. The harnesses bear batch code numbers 020507, 030507 and 040507. The model and batch code number is printed on the label affixed to the harness.
Sold at: The harness was available as an accessory with 2007 ladder stands at Sporting goods retailers nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for between $80 and $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled safety harness immediately and contact Gorilla for a free replacement harness.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gorilla at (877) 685-7817 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.gorillatreestands.com


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harness Show phonetics
noun [C]
a piece of equipment, with straps and fastenings, used to control or hold in place a person, animal or object:
a safety harness
a baby harness
a parachute harness

harness 
verb [T]
1 to put a harness on a horse, or to connect a horse to a vehicle using a harness

2 to control something, usually in order to use its power:
There is a great deal of interest in harnessing wind and waves as new sources of power.

    所謂挽具(harness),一般説來就是給馬匹或者大型犬佩戴在胸前加以約束的器具。想不到它最近成了一些日本女孩子愛用的時尚配件。當然,有時設 計上也有所改變,使挽具看起來更像「吊褲帶」或者「吊襪帶」,更容易和其他服裝搭配。今後挽具可能被越來越多人接受,成為一種基本服裝配飾也不一定。


店員正在展示用「挽具」製成的服裝配飾(LDS澀谷109店)
東京附近的埼玉縣所澤市內,一家服裝店的店員告訴記者,「身著連衣裙或者帶有褶皺花邊的衣服,給人甜美的感覺。然後在這些甜美係服裝外面套上挽具,就 可以讓整體風格變得更加緊湊」。把自己身著挽具的照片傳到網上,也得到了很多好評。很多人覺得這是一種「即可愛又有型」的風格。

  挽具本來是一種革制的馬或者大型犬用約束器具。從去年秋天開始,日本街頭以20歲左右的年輕女子為主,開始出現了穿戴服裝用挽具的身影。

  據日本時尚記者日置千弓介紹,這一流行的來源是美國的時裝服裝品牌BCBG Max Azria。該品牌在2013年春夏季的時裝發佈會上推出了這一創意。

  在引領起日本的時尚的東京澀谷,一家以女大學生為主要客戶群的服裝店「LDS澀谷109店」從去年秋季服裝開始銷售挽具,現在已經匯集了5種商品。銷售的比較好的是橡膠質地的,每款為1575日元(約合人民幣92元)。

「3rd by VANQUISH」印有挽具的T恤一個半月便告售罄
當然,並不是所有人都能接受如此前所未有的時尚。針對這些人,商家也想出了變通的設計。深得年輕女子喜愛的服裝品牌「3rd by VANQUISH」去年秋冬季推出了一款純白色T恤上印有黑色挽具圖案的服裝。僅僅一個半月就銷售一空。果然還是比真正的挽具更容易被消費者接受啊。

    日置千弓評論説,時尚往往會出現幾十年前流行過的東西重新流行一次等循環現象。而人佩戴挽具則是一種全新的理念。這兩三年向人們推廣從未出現過的時尚的品牌有所增多,今後可能會有越來越多之前看不慣的東西成為流行。
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Reins are items of horse tack, used to direct a horse or other animal used for riding or driving. Reins can be made of leathernylonmetal, or other materials, and attach to a bridle via either its bit or its noseband.

手綱(たづな)は、乗馬する際、とコンタクトをとるための道具の一つ。頭絡の一部で、ハミに直接つながっている。乗り手はこれを手に持って、左右の方向指示や止まれなどの合図を馬に与える。

bit is a type of horse tack used in equestrian activities, usually made of metal or a synthetic material, and is placed in the mouth of a horse or other equid and assists a rider in communicating with the animal. It rests on the bars of the mouth in an interdental region where there are no teeth. It is held on a horse's head by means of a bridle and has reins attached for use by a rider.


The bits of a double bridle, showing both a type of snaffle bit called a bradoon and a curb bit.

一般的馬銜示意圖

tackle (DEAL WITH) Show phonetics
verb [T]
to try to deal with something or someone:
There are many ways of tackling this problem.
I tackled him about his careless work and frequent absences.

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