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.
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.
Brown calls on Google to help world's poor
Talks held with multinationals to tackle 'development emergency'
Larry Elliott and Sarah Boseley
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.
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
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.
Full Body Safety Harnesses Recalled by Gorilla Due to Fall HazardWASHINGTON, 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
harness Show phonetics
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
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.
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。
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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 leather, nylon, metal, or other materials, and attach to a bridle via either its bit or its noseband.
A 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.
tackle (DEAL WITH) Show phonetics
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.