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2014-03-14 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "PRBA shares the concerns about the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the passengers and its crew. Until it is determined what happened to the aircraft, it is premature to speculate about reasons for its disappearance. As of now, PRBA has not been informed by any federal or international transportation agency about any investigation of lithium batteries onboard the missing aircraft. A rush to judgment before any facts are...

2014-01-13 12:20:15

PHMSA Rule Would Align U.S. Rules with Stricter International Safety Regulations WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association, with other trade groups, manufacturers and transportation companies, has urged the Office of Management and Budget to "act promptly" and finish its review of U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that would advance safety goals by harmonizing U.S. requirements for the air transport of lithium...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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