2016年5月2日 星期一

hover, pursue (ATTEMPT), dig in, Israeli airstrikes

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"whose ruthless pursuit of place and power earned them an unenviable reputation for placing party before principle, seemed unlikely descendants of the Country Whigs of 1679 ... "
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"spent money like water in pursuit of costly defeats. In 1759 these difficulties dissolved. Pitt did not fully deserve the credit for the fortunes of the Seven ... "



Orbitz appointed Barney Harford president and CEO, replacing Steve Barnhart, who resigned to pursue other interests. The company also plans to cut a further $20 million to $25 million in annual costs.



Israeli war planes continued their attack on Gaza, dominating global news coverage. Israel called up thousands of reservists, sparking fears that those new soldiers would be used as part of a ground invasion. The death toll hovered at 300 as night fell and protests broke out in Western European capitals.



July 3, 2008 -- 2:29 a.m. EDT

Yahoo Pursues Talks With Potential Partners
Yahoo has picked up discussions with Time Warner over a combination involving AOL. News Corp. has also been hovering around Yahoo.


Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has signed a six-point European plan to defuse the crisis in the Caucasus. However, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the ceasefire did not contain a timetable for the withdrawal of Russian troops, and that they would remain in Georgia until certain "security measures" were met.
Russian troops still control extensive parts of Georgia outside the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, after they moved in to support separatists against a Georgian offensive. The United States and Germany have called Russia's invasion "an excessive use of force" and have demanded the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgian territory.

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ERUSALEM, Jan. 1 -- An Israeli airstrike on Thursday killed a senior Hamas leader, the first to die in the six-day assault on the Gaza Strip, as Israel readied for a possible ground invasion that military officials said could come at any moment.
(By Griff Witte, The Washington Post)




Israel noun
a country in the Middle East (= the area where Africa, Asia, and Europe meet)
Israeli 
adjective
coming from or relating to Israel
Israeli noun plural Israelis
someone from Israel

dig in (EAT) phrasal verb INFORMAL
to start eating:
The food's going cold - dig in!

pursue (ATTEMPT) Show phonetics
verb [T]
If you pursue a plan, activity or situation, you try to do it or achieve it, usually over a long period of time:
He decided to pursue a career in television.
We need to decide soon what marketing strategy we should pursue for these new products.
Michael Evans is leaving the company to pursue his own business interests.
She is ruthless in pursuing her goals.

pursuance Show phonetics
noun [U] FORMAL
She has devoted herself to the pursuance of (= the act of trying to achieve) justice for her son.
In pursuance of his aims, he has decided to stand for parliament.

pursuer Show phonetics
noun [C]
He described himself as a pursuer of (= someone who tries to achieve) truth and justice.

pursuit Show phonetics
noun [U]
when you try to achieve a plan, activity or situation, usually over a long period of time:
the pursuit of happiness
The company is ruthless in its pursuit of profit.
The union is on strike in pursuit of (= the act of trying to achieve) a 10% pay increase.


hover Show phonetics
verb
1 [I usually + adverb or preposition] to stay in one place in the air, usually by moving the wings quickly:
A hawk hovered in the sky, waiting to swoop down on its prey.
I heard the noise of a helicopter hovering overhead.

2 [I usually + adverb or preposition] to stand somewhere, especially near another person, eagerly or nervously waiting for their attention:
A waiter hovered at the table, ready to take our order.
I could sense him behind me, hovering and building up the courage to ask me a question.

3 [I + adverb or preposition] to stay at or near a particular level:
Inflation is hovering at 3%.

hover
(mower)
noun [C] UK
a lawnmower which cuts grass with blades that spin round in a circle and which is held slightly above the ground by a current of air below it

CPSC, Kyodo America Recall LawnBott Lawn Mowers Due to Laceration 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: LawnBott Lawn Mowers
Units: About 530
Importer: Kyodo America Industries Co. LTD., of Lawrenceville, Ga.
Manufacturer: Zucchetti Centro Sistemi S.p.A., of Italy
Hazard: The cutting blades continue to rotate when the mower is lifted from the ground and the spacing on the side of the lawn mower could allow room for a consumer’s foot to go beyond the shield and be struck by the blade. Both instances pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Kyodo America has received one report of a consumer lifting the mower from the ground and suffered minor lacerations from the moving blade.

Description: This recall involves LawnBott lawn mowers with model numbers LB2000, LB2100, LB3000, and LB3200. The robotic lawn mowers freely and automatically cut grass by detecting the signal of a perimeter cable. The mowers have a docking station for recharging and a shiny plastic cover sold in red, green or blue. ”Evolution” or “deluxe” is printed on the side of the mower.
Sold by: Kyodo America dealers nationwide from January 2006 through December 2007 for between $1,750 and $2,750.
Manufactured in: Italy
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled LawnBott lawn mowers immediately and contact Kyodo America to register their lawn mowers for repairs that will be ready by the end of June. Consumers who have registered their mower with Kyodo America have been sent direct notification by mail.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Kyodo America at (877) 465-9636 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.lawnbott.com
Picture of Recalled LawnBott Lawn Mower

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