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NPR 2010-08-23

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Even though more than half a billion eggs have been recalled in the salmonella outbreak, some farmers want you to know you don't have to give up omelets or eggs Benedict. Krista Eberle of the United Egg Producers points out only two farms are involved in the current recall.

"Wright County Egg and Hillandale are the two farms that are still under the recall, and we are looking at around 550 million eggs, which is still less than one percent of the eggs that are produced anywhere in the United States."

The two Iowa farms involved in the recall share the same chicken and feed supplier and have tie to a businessman who's been tagged with numerous health and safety infractions. As many as 1,300 cases were reported in the salmonella outbreak.

World Health officials are warning that unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation1 and lack of shelter in flood-ravaged Pakistan are increasing the risk of communicable disease outbreaks. In Geneva, Lisa Schlein says there is also concern about diseases like measles2 and polio.

WHO reports the health impact of the floods in Pakistan is enormous because of the destruction of more than 200 health facilities and hospitals. Health crisis chief Daniel Lopez Acuna says it’s urgent to rebuild these facilities.

"It's important to give priority to providing basic health care to more than seven million people in need of emergency aid, in need of humanitarian3 assistance."

Acuna says daily monitoring of the health situation helps aid workers to detect and curb4 any potential outbreaks of diarrhea disease. WHO plans to set up 15 diarrhea treatment centers and provide essential drugs and medicines to millions of people. For NPR News, I'm Lisa Schlein in Geneva.

New York's Ground Zero is the site of dueling5 demonstrations6 this afternoon. Supporters and opponents of a planned mosque7 near the site are making their feelings known. Deavor Morris is with the Coalition8 to Stop Islamophobia.

"There's been a growing movement of racism9 and intolerance to us Muslims and Arab Americans, and we're not gonna stand for it any more.”

John Green thinks putting a mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks is inappropriate.

"I think if they, if they move it, they would get the respect of more Americans than if they play hardball or want to keep it here on the spot."

Police have separated the groups, but there have been some confrontations10.

President Obama is planning to address the nation on Iraq after his vacation in Martha's Vineyard. The last full US combat brigade left Iraq last week. More than 50,000 non-combat troops will remain in Iraq through next year.

War commander General Ray Odierno says Iraqi security forces have been doing so well that it is unlikely that the US would have to resume a combat role.

From Washington, this is NPR.

Israel’s leader is weighing in on plans to resume direct peace talks with the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's security must be guaranteed and Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state before a deal can be reached. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat immediately rejected Netanyahu's comments.

Stocks closed lower last week as economic data showed the recovery sputtering11. Danielle Karson says Wall Street will be watching for the latest jobless claims and the housing numbers.

The housing market is likely to stay stuck in the mud for at least several months, say analysts12, especially now that there is no help from the federal homebuyer tax subsidy13 to reel in new buyers. Not a promising14 outlook when July's exiting home sales numbers come out on Tuesday. Forecasters expect they fell last month, but a brighter piece of news could come out Wednesday when new home sales figures are released. They are expected to have gone up slightly. After new claims for unemployment benefits rose three weeks in a row, Wall Street will be watching Thursday's claims numbers to see if they went down as expected. And finally on Friday, the government comes out with its revised estimate for the GDP. The economy grew about 2.5 percent in the second quarter, but given the private sector's reluctance15 to amp up hiring, analysts expect the revision to dial back the GDP by a percentage point. For NPR News, I'm Danielle Karson.

There's apparently16 a pinecone shortage and scientists say that means Yellowstone's grizzly17 bears will be hungry this fall and likely to have more encounters with humans as a result. Wildlife managers say bears are already coming into areas frequented by hikers and hunters.
 


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1 sanitation GYgxE     
n.公共卫生,环境卫生,卫生设备
参考例句:
  • The location is exceptionally poor,viewed from the sanitation point.从卫生角度来看,这个地段非常糟糕。
  • Many illnesses are the result,f inadequate sanitation.许多疾病都来源于不健全的卫生设施。
2 measles Bw8y9     
n.麻疹,风疹,包虫病,痧子
参考例句:
  • The doctor is quite definite about Tom having measles.医生十分肯定汤姆得了麻疹。
  • The doctor told her to watch out for symptoms of measles.医生叫她注意麻疹出现的症状。
3 humanitarian kcoxQ     
n.人道主义者,博爱者,基督凡人论者
参考例句:
  • She has many humanitarian interests and contributes a lot to them.她拥有很多慈善事业,并作了很大的贡献。
  • The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.英国政府现已暂停对这一地区的人道主义援助。
4 curb LmRyy     
n.场外证券市场,场外交易;vt.制止,抑制
参考例句:
  • I could not curb my anger.我按捺不住我的愤怒。
  • You must curb your daughter when you are in church.你在教堂时必须管住你的女儿。
5 dueling dueling     
n. 决斗, 抗争(=duelling) 动词duel的现在分词形式
参考例句:
  • More light-hearted But somewhat puzzled, Vladimir prepared to meet Eugene on the dueling ground. 弗拉基米尔心里轻松了一些,但仍感到有些困惑,在这种心情下,他准备去决斗场地迎战叶甫盖尼。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
  • They had been dueling for hours and finally called a draw. 他们一直决斗了数小时,最后打成平局。
6 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
7 mosque U15y3     
n.清真寺
参考例句:
  • The mosque is a activity site and culture center of Muslim religion.清真寺为穆斯林宗教活动场所和文化中心。
  • Some years ago the clock in the tower of the mosque got out of order.几年前,清真寺钟楼里的大钟失灵了。
8 coalition pWlyi     
n.结合体,同盟,结合,联合
参考例句:
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
9 racism pSIxZ     
n.民族主义;种族歧视(意识)
参考例句:
  • He said that racism is endemic in this country.他说种族主义在该国很普遍。
  • Racism causes political instability and violence.种族主义道致政治动荡和暴力事件。
10 confrontations c51194060d6a4df61a641d2290c573ad     
n.对抗,对抗的事物( confrontation的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • At times, this potential has escalated into actual confrontations. 有时,这一矛盾升级为实际的对抗。 来自英汉非文学 - 行政法
  • These confrontations and uncertainties were bing played out for the first time on a global scale. 所有这一切对抗和不稳定,第一次在全球范围内得到充分的表演。 来自辞典例句
11 sputtering 60baa9a92850944a75456c0cb7ae5c34     
n.反应溅射法;飞溅;阴极真空喷镀;喷射v.唾沫飞溅( sputter的现在分词 );发劈啪声;喷出;飞溅出
参考例句:
  • A wick was sputtering feebly in a dish of oil. 瓦油灯上结了一个大灯花,使微弱的灯光变得更加阴暗。 来自汉英文学 - 家(1-26) - 家(1-26)
  • Jack ran up to the referee, sputtering protest. 贾克跑到裁判跟前,唾沫飞溅地提出抗议。 来自辞典例句
12 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
13 subsidy 2U5zo     
n.补助金,津贴
参考例句:
  • The university will receive a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence.那个大学将得到一笔人工智能研究的补助费。
  • The living subsidy for senior expert's family is included in the remuneration.报酬已包含高级专家家人的生活补贴。
14 promising BkQzsk     
adj.有希望的,有前途的
参考例句:
  • The results of the experiments are very promising.实验的结果充满了希望。
  • We're trying to bring along one or two promising young swimmers.我们正设法培养出一两名有前途的年轻游泳选手。
15 reluctance 8VRx8     
n.厌恶,讨厌,勉强,不情愿
参考例句:
  • The police released Andrew with reluctance.警方勉强把安德鲁放走了。
  • He showed the greatest reluctance to make a reply.他表示很不愿意答复。
16 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。
17 grizzly c6xyZ     
adj.略为灰色的,呈灰色的;n.灰色大熊
参考例句:
  • This grizzly liked people.这只灰熊却喜欢人。
  • Grizzly bears are not generally social creatures.一般说来,灰熊不是社交型动物。
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