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美国国家公共电台 NPR 2016-1-3

时间:2016-01-20 07:21来源:互联网 提供网友:gmeng   字体: [ ]

 From NPR news in Washington, I'm Louise Schiavone.Water levels are receding1 after days of severe winter flooding in the St. Louis area. But as NPR's Martin Costi reports things are still grim farther downstream. As the Mississippi and its tributaries2 recede3, the St. Louis area is picking up the pieces. Evacuees4 are returning to their houses and two important highways on the south side of the metro5 have reopened. But farther south, the waters are still rising. At least 11 levees have failed, threatening small towns and rural areas and overwhelmed waste water treatment plants have been spilling raw sewage. Elsewhere in the region, moderate flooding is expected in N and the Ohio River is causing some minor6 flooding in Kentucky. Martin Costi, NPR news.

In Munich Germany, the day after a New Years Eve evacuation of two major train stations, it is business as usual. Officials say that as of now, there is no concrete indiction of a threat at any specific location. Hubertus Andrae is president of the Munich Police. He explained how the notification of the threat last night evolved. We got information about a group of five to seven persons. Of the half of this group, we have personal datas. Though we are investigated these persons but we didn't find now any concrete information.
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann warns that the overall threat across Europe has remained high after the attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.
The former congressman7 from Ohio whose name became synonymous with post-Enron accounting8 reforms has died. Mikey Oxley, coauthor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, was 71. He succumbed9 to cancer. Oxley, a Republican, was in congress for 25 years and focused many of his efforts on corporate10 oversight11 and insurance protection. 
The music world and fans everywhere are remembering Natalie Cole who died New Years Eve in LA at the age of 65. The daughter of Jazz legend Nat King Cole, she had many hits in her own right but her most famous was Unforgettable, a digitally mastered duet with the recording12 of her late father. In 2013, she spoke13 to NPR's Scott Simon about that. It's really sweet. It's bittersweet. It always will be. I remember the first time that we, not really recorded Unforgettable, but the first time that I did it on the stage. It was very very difficult, very hard for me because I'd never had the chance to really spend time working with him.  Tony Bennett called her an exceptional Jazz singer. This is NPR. 
Everyone knows that a pregnant mother's diet can affect her child's health but as NPR's RA reports accumulating research in animals show that a father's diet can also affect his children. To find out how a father's diet can affect his children's metabolism14, researchers decided15 to look at the genetic17 material carried in the sperm18 of mice. One study published in the journal Science tested the sperm for male mice fed a high fat diet for most through their lives. Another tested the sperm of mice fed a low protein diet. The researchers found that in both cases, the sperm of the mice actually carried different information than that of fed normal diets. That information affected19 which gene16 was turned on or off during embryo's early development. It's unknown if the same phenomenon happens in humans. RA, NPR news.
The San Francisco Zoo today is marking the 45th birthday of the oldest black rhinoceros20 in North America. Elly, as she is called, has lived in the zoo since 1974. It's not clear exactly what her real birthday is but over the years she's made a significant contribution to the preservation21 of a critically endangered species, having given birth to 14 calves22. Zoo curator Jim Nappi said the number of black rhinos23 which are native to Africa has dwindled24 to between 3000 and 5000 due to pooching for their horns. About 60 black rhinos live in zoos in North America. 
Montreal skated off the ice at Foxborough Massachusetts with the 5-1 victory over the  Boston Bruins in this year's NHL winter classic. I'm Louise Schiavone. NPR news, Washington. 


1 receding c22972dfbef8589fece6affb72f431d1     
v.逐渐远离( recede的现在分词 );向后倾斜;自原处后退或避开别人的注视;尤指问题
  • Desperately he struck out after the receding lights of the yacht. 游艇的灯光渐去渐远,他拼命划水追赶。 来自辞典例句
  • Sounds produced by vehicles receding from us seem lower-pitched than usual. 渐渐远离我们的运载工具发出的声似乎比平常的音调低。 来自辞典例句
2 tributaries b4e105caf2ca2e0705dc8dc3ed061602     
n. 支流
  • In such areas small tributaries or gullies will not show. 在这些地区,小的支流和冲沟显示不出来。
  • These tributaries are subsequent streams which erode strike valley. 这些支流系即为蚀出走向谷的次生河。
3 recede sAKzB     
  • The colleges would recede in importance.大学的重要性会降低。
  • He saw that the dirty water had begun to recede.他发现那污浊的水开始往下退了。
4 evacuees 68c032ac020acca4ffde7910b32b673f     
n.被疏散者( evacuee的名词复数 )
  • Moreover, for multi-exits, evacuees select a exit based on game theory. 在有多个出口时,疏散人员根据对策论选择出口。 来自互联网
  • Evacuees wade through flooded area following heavy monsoon rains in Peshawar on Saturday, July 31, 2010. 撤离灾区涉水通过后在白沙瓦沉重的季风降雨在周六,2010年7月31日。 来自互联网
5 metro XogzNA     
  • Can you reach the park by metro?你可以乘地铁到达那个公园吗?
  • The metro flood gate system is a disaster prevention equipment.地铁防淹门系统是一种防灾设备。
6 minor e7fzR     
  • The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
  • I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
7 Congressman TvMzt7     
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
8 accounting nzSzsY     
  • A job fell vacant in the accounting department.财会部出现了一个空缺。
  • There's an accounting error in this entry.这笔账目里有差错。
9 succumbed 625a9b57aef7b895b965fdca2019ba63     
不再抵抗(诱惑、疾病、攻击等)( succumb的过去式和过去分词 ); 屈从; 被压垮; 死
  • The town succumbed after a short siege. 该城被围困不久即告失守。
  • After an artillery bombardment lasting several days the town finally succumbed. 在持续炮轰数日后,该城终于屈服了。
10 corporate 7olzl     
  • This is our corporate responsibility.这是我们共同的责任。
  • His corporate's life will be as short as a rabbit's tail.他的公司的寿命是兔子尾巴长不了。
11 oversight WvgyJ     
  • I consider this a gross oversight on your part.我把这件事看作是你的一大疏忽。
  • Your essay was not marked through an oversight on my part.由于我的疏忽你的文章没有打分。
12 recording UktzJj     
  • How long will the recording of the song take?录下这首歌得花多少时间?
  • I want to play you a recording of the rehearsal.我想给你放一下彩排的录像。
13 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
14 metabolism 171zC     
  • After years of dieting,Carol's metabolism was completely out of whack.经过数年的节食,卡罗尔的新陈代谢完全紊乱了。
  • All living matter undergoes a process of metabolism.生物都有新陈代谢。
15 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
16 gene WgKxx     
  • A single gene may have many effects.单一基因可能具有很多种效应。
  • The targeting of gene therapy has been paid close attention.其中基因治疗的靶向性是值得密切关注的问题之一。
17 genetic PgIxp     
  • It's very difficult to treat genetic diseases.遗传性疾病治疗起来很困难。
  • Each daughter cell can receive a full complement of the genetic information.每个子细胞可以收到遗传信息的一个完全补偿物。
18 sperm jFOzO     
  • Only one sperm fertilises an egg.只有一个精子使卵子受精。
  • In human reproduction,one female egg is usually fertilized by one sperm.在人体生殖过程中,一个精子使一个卵子受精。
19 affected TzUzg0     
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
20 rhinoceros tXxxw     
  • The rhinoceros has one horn on its nose.犀牛鼻子上有一个角。
  • The body of the rhinoceros likes a cattle and the head likes a triangle.犀牛的形体像牛,头呈三角形。
21 preservation glnzYU     
  • The police are responsible for the preservation of law and order.警察负责维持法律与秩序。
  • The picture is in an excellent state of preservation.这幅画保存得极为完好。
22 calves bb808da8ca944ebdbd9f1d2688237b0b     
n.(calf的复数)笨拙的男子,腓;腿肚子( calf的名词复数 );牛犊;腓;小腿肚v.生小牛( calve的第三人称单数 );(冰川)崩解;生(小牛等),产(犊);使(冰川)崩解
  • a cow suckling her calves 给小牛吃奶的母牛
  • The calves are grazed intensively during their first season. 小牛在生长的第一季里集中喂养。 来自《简明英汉词典》
23 rhinos 195f9b9fd8128a29dac773077994698f     
  • There are many reports of people taming and even training Indian rhinos. 有许多关于人们驯养甚至训练印度犀牛的记载。 来自辞典例句
  • The rhinos had fed during the night in the rice fields of these villagers. 犀牛夜里在这些村民的庄稼地里也已吃饱了。 来自辞典例句
24 dwindled b4a0c814a8e67ec80c5f9a6cf7853aab     
v.逐渐变少或变小( dwindle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Support for the party has dwindled away to nothing. 支持这个党派的人渐渐化为乌有。
  • His wealth dwindled to nothingness. 他的钱财化为乌有。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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