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CNN 2010-08-05

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There'd been more torrential downfalls across the Swat Valley where we were today, compounding the misery1 of the tens of thousands of people, uh, millions of people affected2 by this disaster, and now there are severe flood warnings further south in Pakistan, in the Punjab, raising the prospect3 that this could all spread much further. UNECF says that some 3 million people are affected by this terrible flood, and half of those are children, and there is obviously a big international response building up already.

 

An employee at Hartford Distributors showed up at work this morning, and fired on his coworkers using a rifle. This happened around 7:30 this morning, about 35-40 people were inside the warehouse4, and the offices, when this gunman just opened fire. And a police source close to the investigation5 tells CNN that 9 people are dead, 8 including the gunman. And we are hearing that the gunman's name was Omar Thornton, Thornton, he's 34 years old, and was apparently6 recently hired as a driver for Hartford Distributors. Union officials had labeled him as someone with a disciplinary problem and the idea was this morning that Thornton was supposed to go with a union official this morning to talk with company officials to try to resolve this issue, but instead what happened was the shooting, no word, if the meeting ever had a chance to get started. 

 

Count that vote to be 9-0 in favor of removing the Landmarks7 Preser… moving this building from the Landmarks Preservation8 Commission's calendar and conclude the meeting, thank all of you very much.

 

It has been a world win for the past 4 months, one in which we have worked tirelessly to realize an American dream, which so many others share.

 

That there will be solar flare9. Scientists have been saying the sun is like waking up after this long slumber10. And there is expected to be this dazzling light show sometimes tonight or early tomorrow, because of those rays that you can see blasting off the sun, there through the top of your screen. It’s headed our way; the eruption11 called coronal mass ejection was caught on camera by NASA's solar dynamic observatory12, spacecraft that launched up back in February.

 

Sky watchers should look toward the north on the evening of Aug 3rd, Aug 4th, the rippling13 currents of green and red light, isn't that awesome14, this is the one that was taken a couple of years ago, by our i-reporter Ajman Persey, and it's possible, that what you see tonight could be just as cool.
 


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1 misery G10yi     
n.痛苦,苦恼,苦难;悲惨的境遇,贫苦
参考例句:
  • Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  • He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
2 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • 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。
3 prospect P01zn     
n.前景,前途;景色,视野
参考例句:
  • This state of things holds out a cheerful prospect.事态呈现出可喜的前景。
  • The prospect became more evident.前景变得更加明朗了。
4 warehouse 6h7wZ     
n.仓库;vt.存入仓库
参考例句:
  • We freighted the goods to the warehouse by truck.我们用卡车把货物运到仓库。
  • The manager wants to clear off the old stocks in the warehouse.经理想把仓库里积压的存货处理掉。
5 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
6 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
7 landmarks 746a744ae0fc201cc2f97ab777d21b8c     
n.陆标( landmark的名词复数 );目标;(标志重要阶段的)里程碑 ~ (in sth);有历史意义的建筑物(或遗址)
参考例句:
  • The book stands out as one of the notable landmarks in the progress of modern science. 这部著作是现代科学发展史上著名的里程碑之一。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The baby was one of the big landmarks in our relationship. 孩子的出世是我们俩关系中的一个重要转折点。 来自辞典例句
8 preservation glnzYU     
n.保护,维护,保存,保留,保持
参考例句:
  • 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。
9 flare LgQz9     
v.闪耀,闪烁;n.潮红;突发
参考例句:
  • The match gave a flare.火柴发出闪光。
  • You need not flare up merely because I mentioned your work.你大可不必因为我提到你的工作就动怒。
10 slumber 8E7zT     
n.睡眠,沉睡状态
参考例句:
  • All the people in the hotels were wrapped in deep slumber.住在各旅馆里的人都已进入梦乡。
  • Don't wake him from his slumber because he needs the rest.不要把他从睡眠中唤醒,因为他需要休息。
11 eruption UomxV     
n.火山爆发;(战争等)爆发;(疾病等)发作
参考例句:
  • The temple was destroyed in the violent eruption of 1470 BC.庙宇在公元前1470年猛烈的火山爆发中摧毁了。
  • The eruption of a volcano is spontaneous.火山的爆发是自发的。
12 observatory hRgzP     
n.天文台,气象台,瞭望台,观测台
参考例句:
  • Guy's house was close to the observatory.盖伊的房子离天文台很近。
  • Officials from Greenwich Observatory have the clock checked twice a day.格林威治天文台的职员们每天对大钟检查两次。
13 rippling b84b2d05914b2749622963c1ef058ed5     
起涟漪的,潺潺流水般声音的
参考例句:
  • I could see the dawn breeze rippling the shining water. 我能看见黎明的微风在波光粼粼的水面上吹出道道涟漪。
  • The pool rippling was caused by the waving of the reeds. 池塘里的潺潺声是芦苇摇动时引起的。
14 awesome CyCzdV     
adj.令人惊叹的,难得吓人的,很好的
参考例句:
  • The church in Ireland has always exercised an awesome power.爱尔兰的教堂一直掌握着令人敬畏的权力。
  • That new white convertible is totally awesome.那辆新的白色折篷汽车简直棒极了.
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