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谢谢翩然,你又先帮我改了,看来我应该再快点,在当天就出来,然后你这个夜猫子就可以改啦。

 

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

Russia has stopped military cooperation with NATO in response to NATO's decision earlier this week to freeze consultations with Russia. The standoff comes because of Russia's refusal to pull its troops out of Georgia. NPR's Mike Shuster reports from Brussels.

 

RIA, the Russian news agency quoted Moscow's Ambassador to NATO Dimitri Rogozin as saying the Russian Defense Ministry has frozen military cooperation with the alliance. How long this freeze will last and what precisely it will mean is not yet clear. But the action was confirmed by NATO spokeswoman Carmen Romero who said NATO had heard from the Russian defense ministry that it had halted military cooperation with the Brussels-based alliance. Earlier this week, NATO took similar action, declaring there would be no business as usual with Russia as long as Russian troops remained in Georgia. NATO and Russia have cooperated in various ways for many years including some joint exercises. Perhaps most important, this year Russia agreed to let NATO use its territory to transport some supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan. Neither side could say whether this would be affected by the mutual freeze. Mike Shuster, NPR News, Brussels.

 

There are continued mixed reports out of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today where some observers report seeing Russian tanks roaring through the Georgian countryside towards home even as Russian troops were digging trenches and building fortifications in key areas of Georgia. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that forces will pull back from Georgia tomorrow. The cease-fire agreement calls for Russian and Georgian forces to both pull back into respective positions held before fighting erupted there two weeks ago.

 

Torrential rains continue to fall in central Florida as barely-moving Tropical Storm Fay torments the state again today, flooding thousands of residents out of their homes. From member station WLRN in Miami, Phil Latzman reports.

 

Fay is still spinning just off Florida's northeast coast near Daytona Beach with tropical storm force winds. Its motion is nearly stationary, meaning it will continue dumping buckets of rain on already waterlogged areas that could see more than two feet of precipitation. Police and National Guard troops have been busy evacuating residents from flooded areas in hard-hit Brevard County. At an EOC briefing this morning, Florida Governor Charlie Crist urged residents not to panic. "Floridians should continue to monitor local news for information pertinent to their geographic location. They should stay calm, stay smart and make sure that they stay safe. " Although Fay has stalled, forecasters do expect it to come ashore in Florida for a third time in a week, then cross over the peninsula, drenching the northern part of the state through the weekend. For NPR news, I'm Phil Latzman in Miami.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and central bankers are gathered this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for their annual symposium. But most analysts are expecting \ few details about future possible Fed actions. Bernanke is scheduled to speak tomorrow morning at the conference.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 12 points today closing at 11,430. The NASDAQ lost eight points.

 

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It turns out there may have been something to all that talk about speculators influencing the oil market after all. According to a published report today, a single energy conglomerate, at one point last month, held more than 10% of all futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Washington Post reports that when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission examined the books of a private Swiss energy conglomerate, it found the firm held 11 percent of all the oil contracts on the Exchange. CFTC says it found more than 80 percent of oil contracts on the NYMEX were held by financial firms speculating either for themselves or clients.

 

Nearly a decade after US health officials declared measles officially eliminated in the US, cases now are on the rise. NPR's Patti Neighmond reports.

 

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 131 new measles cases so far this year. That's already more than three times the number of cases reported for all of last year. In some cases, children were too young to be vaccinated. But in half the cases, children were not vaccinated because of parents' religious beliefs. Many were home schooled and so not subject to vaccination rules that apply to public schools. Fifteen patients were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Before the measles vaccination was available, millions of people got infected every year. Thousands were hospitalized and hundreds died. Health officials say they are working to educate parents about the safety of the vaccine and the lack of evidence of dangerous side effects. Patti Neighmond, NPR News.

 

Big jump in oil prices today, the near month contract for benchmark grade crude was up $5.62 a barrel to end the session at $121.18 a barrel.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

Nativespeaker:roll or roar

Nativespeaker听友给我PM,提到一个问题,我放到这里,大家一起讨论。

 

“版主您好。前面有一个see,我觉的roll更恰当。从读音上判断roar更恰当。网上这两个用法都有。郁闷”

 

我的回答是:

see的宾语是tanks, roaring后面是修饰tank的,而不是see的宾语。

 

就像中文也会说:看见呼啸而过的坦克。

 

See the tanks roaring through countryside 我觉得就是这个意思,而不是说看见坦克呼啸......

 

看见的是“坦克”这个东西和“过”这个动作,而“过”这个动作在tanks roaring through里,是通过介词through表现出来的,英文里面很多介词具有动词的意义。

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原帖由 plato1983 于 2008-8-23 13:30 发表 从发音和句子来看,应该是ROLLING<img src="http://forum.putclub.com/images/smilies/2/smile.gif" border=0 smilieid="36">

 

能不能说具体一点,谢谢。

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原帖由 seeyou8286 于 2008-8-24 08:43 发表 continued mixed reports continued 可以做adv吗?

 

我觉得continued也是Reports的定语,这里reports有两个定语continued和mixed

 

对了,mixed这里怎么翻译呢?继续的混合的报道?

 

 

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原帖由 plato1983 于 2008-8-23 19:53 发表 听上去,我觉得是rolling。从句子上看,如果坦克在进攻,用ROARING没问题,但这个句子里坦克是在开回HOME的,用ROARING就感觉比较怪。个人意见,请指正<img src="http://forum.putclub.com/images/smilies/2/happy.gif" border=0 smilieid="35">

哦,你是这二样区分roaring的啊,我的想法有点不同,我觉得tank的移动声音很大,它一动就是roaring。而感觉rolling声音比较小,是很平缓地移动的。

 

说道进攻,我觉得进攻爆炸的声音也不能算做坦克本身的roaring啊。

 

好复杂,都要晕了

 

原帖由 翩然花逝 于 2008-8-23 20:56 发表 我很赞同,从读音上看更像rolling^_^

 

我再听听

发音上确实更接近于rolling

原帖由 seeyou8286 于 2008-8-24 18:46 发表   我语法知识比较薄弱哈,斗胆问一句,不是adj不能修饰adj的嘛。既然continued只能做adj,怎么可以形容mixed的呢?41419    

 

continued和Mixed都是修饰report的,两个定语并列的。

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