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NPR 2011-12-29

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 Afghanistan has signed an oil contract with China. The first such deal was explored the country's potential oil and gas reserves.NPR reports Afghanistan is hoping mineral and fuel resource can energize1 the country 's economy. China state-owned petroleum2 corporation ,one of first right to develop the oil and gas in the north of Afghanistan .China also secure the first copper3 mining right in the eastern Afghanistan several years ago. Estimate about Afghanistan potential natural resource wealth vary wildly. And development has been stalled by war which makes transportation of products untamable. The China compromised for example requires the construction 2 new real roads neither of which has began. Afghanistan government hopes natural resource can someday become primary resource of revenue that may replace foreign aid which currently funds about 90% of country budget, NPR news Kabul.

 
US and Iran are exchange threat for second time on the many days, Tehran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of gulf4 through which a sixth world oil transport. Pentagon spokesman George Little says any move to hamper5 shipping6 in street won't be tolerated.
 
This is just not important issue for security and stability in the region but is economic lifeline. Little also says there is no indication Iranian ships are creating any problems for US vessels7 in Gulf.
 
Police death in the country rose 30% this year over last. A new report found 173 long enforcement officers died in line of duty in 2011.The number of officers killed by fire arm also rose dramatically. In fact for the first time, more dead because of gun than traffic accidents. Attorney General Eric Holder8 calling on the justice department to give police more training and equipment including bulletproof vests.
 
Auto9 Industry analysts10 are expecting the holiday season to be a good one for new car sales. December’s number is along expected to reach the higher since March of year.NPR reports American and Korean manufacturer are likely to be the big winners.
 
7 of ten best days to buy car in December that’s according to just topret, analysts with True car.cn He says in end of amount is general good time to buy a new ,that's even true at end of year.
 
Actually, exaggeratedly by fact, it’s last day of year, so many manufacturers increasing incentives11 to move medal before going to next year. Tust says he expected Chrysler and Hyundai this even biggest sale jump in December with both companies posting 30% gains over the same time last year. Sa NPR news.
 
An hour before close on Wall Street, the Dow was down 125 points, the NASDAQ was off 29.This is NPR.
 
The Chinese government is blaming design flaw and slapping management for bullet train crashing in June that killed 40 people. The final investigation12 is which specifically criticize 54 Chinese officials was presented today to Premier13 WenJiabao. Beijing has tided bullet train system cutting edging had been planned to develop the technology for ex world. But project were suspended for the accident.
 
Arm Palestinian police have broken a massive Broom among some 100 priest in West Bank town of Bethlehem .BBC John reports the fight broke out inside of church of Nativity spotted14 where Christians16 believe Jesus was born. Tise the season to be
Juen but it was a little evidence fast chair in Bethlehem. The fighter opted17 between Greek and meaning Orthodox Priest as they are clearing the church Nativity in preparation for Orthodox Christmas in just week time. The must tourist look turf as cleric attack teacher with Broom stakes before police would arrive in shield and baton18 .Remarkably19 ,the punk among priest in Bethlehem are not usual. Rival Christian15 denomination20 each control section of Church and fiercely guard their turf, The BBC John dson..
 
A notable Hollywood passing today. The chimpanzee 1930 Tarzan movies, Cheeta has died. He was 80 year old. The animal sanctuary21 in Florida where he lives says he died in kidney failure. Sanctuary outreach director told local newspaper Cheeta continued on optimistic life .He fingerprinted22, He also likes to see people laugh.
I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News, Washington.

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1 energize GpyxN     
vt.给予(某人或某物)精力、能量
参考例句:
  • It is used to energize the city.它的作用是为城市供给能量。
  • This is a great way to energize yourself and give yourself more power!这种方法非常棒,可以激活你的能量,让你有更多的活力!
2 petroleum WiUyi     
n.原油,石油
参考例句:
  • The Government of Iran advanced the price of petroleum last week.上星期伊朗政府提高了石油价格。
  • The purpose of oil refinery is to refine crude petroleum.炼油厂的主要工作是提炼原油。
3 copper HZXyU     
n.铜;铜币;铜器;adj.铜(制)的;(紫)铜色的
参考例句:
  • The students are asked to prove the purity of copper.要求学生们检验铜的纯度。
  • Copper is a good medium for the conduction of heat and electricity.铜是热和电的良导体。
4 gulf 1e0xp     
n.海湾;深渊,鸿沟;分歧,隔阂
参考例句:
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。
5 hamper oyGyk     
vt.妨碍,束缚,限制;n.(有盖的)大篮子
参考例句:
  • There are some apples in a picnic hamper.在野餐用的大篮子里有许多苹果。
  • The emergence of such problems seriously hamper the development of enterprises.这些问题的出现严重阻碍了企业的发展。
6 shipping WESyg     
n.船运(发货,运输,乘船)
参考例句:
  • We struck a bargain with an American shipping firm.我们和一家美国船运公司谈成了一笔生意。
  • There's a shipping charge of £5 added to the price.价格之外另加五英镑运输费。
7 vessels fc9307c2593b522954eadb3ee6c57480     
n.血管( vessel的名词复数 );船;容器;(具有特殊品质或接受特殊品质的)人
参考例句:
  • The river is navigable by vessels of up to 90 tons. 90 吨以下的船只可以从这条河通过。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • All modern vessels of any size are fitted with radar installations. 所有现代化船只都有雷达装置。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
8 holder wc4xq     
n.持有者,占有者;(台,架等)支持物
参考例句:
  • The holder of the office of chairman is reponsible for arranging meetings.担任主席职位的人负责安排会议。
  • That runner is the holder of the world record for the hundred-yard dash.那位运动员是一百码赛跑世界纪录的保持者。
9 auto ZOnyW     
n.(=automobile)(口语)汽车
参考例句:
  • Don't park your auto here.别把你的汽车停在这儿。
  • The auto industry has brought many people to Detroit.汽车工业把许多人吸引到了底特律。
10 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。
11 incentives 884481806a10ef3017726acf079e8fa7     
激励某人做某事的事物( incentive的名词复数 ); 刺激; 诱因; 动机
参考例句:
  • tax incentives to encourage savings 鼓励储蓄的税收措施
  • Furthermore, subsidies provide incentives only for investments in equipment. 更有甚者,提供津贴仅是为鼓励增添设备的投资。 来自英汉非文学 - 环境法 - 环境法
12 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。
13 premier R19z3     
adj.首要的;n.总理,首相
参考例句:
  • The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
  • He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
14 spotted 7FEyj     
adj.有斑点的,斑纹的,弄污了的
参考例句:
  • The milkman selected the spotted cows,from among a herd of two hundred.牛奶商从一群200头牛中选出有斑点的牛。
  • Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks.山姆的商店屯积了有斑点的短袜。
15 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
16 Christians 28e6e30f94480962cc721493f76ca6c6     
n.基督教徒( Christian的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Christians of all denominations attended the conference. 基督教所有教派的人都出席了这次会议。
  • His novel about Jesus caused a furore among Christians. 他关于耶稣的小说激起了基督教徒的公愤。
17 opted 9ec34da056d6601471a0808ebc89b126     
v.选择,挑选( opt的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She was co-opted onto the board. 她获增选为董事会成员。
  • After graduating she opted for a career in music. 毕业后她选择了从事音乐工作。
18 baton 5Quyw     
n.乐队用指挥杖
参考例句:
  • With the baton the conductor was beating time.乐队指挥用指挥棒打拍子。
  • The conductor waved his baton,and the band started up.指挥挥动指挥棒,乐队开始演奏起来。
19 remarkably EkPzTW     
ad.不同寻常地,相当地
参考例句:
  • I thought she was remarkably restrained in the circumstances. 我认为她在那种情况下非常克制。
  • He made a remarkably swift recovery. 他康复得相当快。
20 denomination SwLxj     
n.命名,取名,(度量衡、货币等的)单位
参考例句:
  • The firm is still operating under another denomination.这家公司改用了名称仍在继续营业。
  • Litre is a metric denomination.升是公制单位。
21 sanctuary iCrzE     
n.圣所,圣堂,寺庙;禁猎区,保护区
参考例句:
  • There was a sanctuary of political refugees behind the hospital.医院后面有一个政治难民的避难所。
  • Most countries refuse to give sanctuary to people who hijack aeroplanes.大多数国家拒绝对劫机者提供庇护。
22 fingerprinted 0747a6c132797f7cfb1f08514bc9291b     
v.指纹( fingerprint的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The criminal was fingerprinted in the sheriff's office. 罪犯在警长办公室里被取下指纹。 来自辞典例句
  • They were then taken to be photographed and fingerprinted. 然后,他们被带去照相、留指纹。 来自互联网
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