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BBC News with Jonathan Weekley.

 

Urgent talks are continuing in the United States to try to find a buyer for the investment bank Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest in the country and the latest victim of the American credit crisis. Andrew Walker reports.

 

The two strongest potential buyers of Lehman, namely Bank of America and Barclays Bank of Britain now appeared to have dropped out. There were other possible bidders reported to be in negotiations called by the United States Treasury, but the chances of Lehman going into bankruptcy have increased sharply. It’s likely that the stumbling block was the fact that the Treasury was unwilling to give guarantees to cover losses that a bidder might sustain on some of Lehman’s financial assets. If there is no rescue, confidence in financial markets could well be hit, but it is possible that the firm could be unwound without severe disruption to the financial system.

 

Last-ditch talks have been taking place in Rome on a rescue package for the Italian airliner Alitalia, which is operating under a bankruptcy commissioner. The business consortium is interested in buying the profitable parts of Alitalia, but the airline workers are resisting the several thousand job losses and salary cuts that could be required. Francis Kennedy reports from Rome

 

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has staked his reputation on saving the national airline, and his government is desperate to restart the stalled talks. There have been noisy impromptu protests at Rome’s main airport, though Alitalia flights have been running pretty much as usual. Workers also shouted insults at Alitalia’s bankruptcy administrator, who yesterday warned that they might have to ground planes next week because they lacked funds to pay for fuel.

 

The Bolivian military says it’s taken full control of the region of Pando where at least 30 people have died in clashes over the past week between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales. The Defense Minister said relative calm had been restored to the area following the declaration of a state of emergency there two days ago. His comments came ahead of a meeting between Mr. Morales and one of the leaders of the opposition aimed at easing the tension. The opposition wants Mr. Morales to postpone an upcoming referendum on his proposed new constitution for the country, which is at the heart of the latest protests.

 

The authorities in the city of Houston in the American state of Texas have ordered a week-long night-time curfew to prevent looting in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Officials say the curfew is needed because of downed power lines which have cut electricity to millions. Hurricane Ike has left a scene of devastation across Texas. The County Judge Ed Emmett called on residents to avoid traveling.

 

Transportation arteries are still very very dangerous. Power is out, there’s / no street lights, there’s still limbs down, there’s still standing water, please don’t venture out unless you absolutely have to. 

 

You are listening to the World News form the BBC World Service. 

 

A Turkish ferry carrying more than 150 people has sunk off the northeastern port of Bandirma, at least one person is believed to’ve drowned when the vessel went down in the city of Marmara, shortly after it set sail for Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul. Another ten people are reported to have been taken to hospital. Reports said the ferry was carrying about 70 trucks. 

 

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting Georgia’s breakaway regions as part of a move by Moscow to further strengthen diplomatic ties. Mr. Lavrov is in Abkhazia where he’s expected to begin the process of setting up a Russian embassy, he’s due to travel to South Ossetia on Monday on a similar mission. Our correspondent Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

 

Russia has wasted little time in underlying its recognition of Abkhazian independence with this high-level visit. In the capital Sukhumi, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia’s actions were the only way to ensure Abkhazia’s security, as well as that of South Ossetia. And he threw down a challenge to the international community by saying that discussions on security in the Caucasus were impossible without the two breakaway regions. 

 

Staying with Russia, and officials there investigating the crash of a passenger jet on an internal flight on Saturday have concluded that the likely cause was a technical failure in one of the engines. They ruled out any link to a terrorist attack. The Aeroflot plane, a Boeing 737 crashed as it was coming into land at the city of Perm near the Ural Mountains. All 88 people aboard were killed.

                                

The governor of China’s northern province of Shanxi has resigned over a mudslide, that’s now known to have killed more than 250 people. The Governor Meng Xuenong had already faced political infamy in his career. He was sacked as mayor of Beijing for trying to conceal the extent of the SARS epidemic several years ago. The incident in Shanxi involved the collapse of a refuse dump at an illegal iron mine. The waste flooded a whole village and also a crowded market. 

 

BBC News.

 

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  • 北星束

To 北星束版主

 

Standing在做形容词时有以下意思:持久的,长期的; 站立的,直立的;停滞的; 固定的;常备的;正规的,标准的, 常设的;静止的

根据原文“Power is out, there’s no street lights, there’s still limbs down, there’s still standing water, please don’t venture out unless you absolutely have to.” 排除电使得静水有危险,原因是power is out。standing不太可能解释为静止的。

个人觉得此处的standing应该解释为长期的,常备的,这样standing water可以理解为有足够的水供大家饮用,与后文中要求大家逼不得已不要冒险出去吻合。。。

个人意见,仅供参考,请指教。。。


 

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个人认为,standing water指路面上的积水,汽车通过发动机可能熄火或车轮跑偏

证据找到了积水(STANDING WATER):很大的降雨和/或不足的跑道排水引起,具有3mm以上深度。(引自一个机场设施说明)

[ 本帖最后由 YOYO2000 于 2008-9-16 11:36 编辑 ]
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7615480.stm

 

小北斑斑 这里有哦 可以参考一下o(∩_∩)o...

 

 

 

 

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to ruerica

 

ruericaMM哈,你给的网站我也搜到过,很强悍很官方,但是么法说服我俄,照片上人站着可不能说明那个就是standing in

虽然说那个是bbc是官方网站,但在一些采访上其可信性不是百分百,这一点brightu斑斑早有指教,有些时候bbc的网站上干脆把听不清的略掉了 ,说起来普特各位桐子合起来的共同成果可比那些赶稿子的native强悍多了,这一点偶们不用谦虚哈

 

 

Managing Standing Water After Hurricane Frances - 09/03/04 - [ 翻译此页 BETA ]

TALLAHASSEE— Following a hurricane, residents should be aware of the potential dangers from standing water. The Florida Department of Environmental ...
www.dep.state.fl.us/mainpage/em/2004/news/04/frances/0903_07.htm - 11k -
 
 
to jzh
 
你的理解有误哦
 
 
to yoyo
 
你的资料不全
 
鉴于此,两位就不给分了 咳,还得偶自己找资料的说...  
 
Please adhere to the following precautions if standing water is in your area:
• Do not drive through the water. Depth cannot be determined in murky water and
even six inches of water can cause a car to float.
• Standing water can carry a number of contaminants including sewage and
chemicals. Do not let children play in flood waters and avoid them as much as
possible.
• Following a heavy storm, sharp debris could be hidden in the water causing injury.
• Standing water may contain harmful bacteria that could cause infection.
• If downed power lines are hidden under standing water, there is the risk of
electrocution.
• Allow the proper authorities to restore drainage by removing debris and sediment
from drainage grates.
• Watch for snakes. Most Florida snakes are not poisonous but may still react if
approached.
 

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                                                  ----小北

                                                 

Staying with Russia, and officials there investigating the crash of a passenger jet on the internal flight on Saturday have concluded that the likely cause was a technical failure in one of the engines. They ruled out any link to a terrorist attack. The Aeroflot plane, a Boeing 737 crashed as it was coming in to land at the city of Perm near the Ural Mountains. All 88 people aboard were killed.

[ 本帖最后由 北星束 于 2008-9-16 22:23 编辑 ]
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谢谢北星束版主的解释,这次的确是学到了知识...... 下次争取良好表现~
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我还以为怕被水淹到呢,呵呵

[ 本帖最后由 hanyushuo 于 2008-9-17 18:31 编辑 ]
我和谁都不争 和谁争我都不屑 我热爱大自然 其次就是艺术 我双手烤着 生命之火取暖 火萎了 我也应该走了
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