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NPR 2012-01-08

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 Republican presidential candidate Mitt1 Romney is on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, urging supporters to go the polls in Tuesday's primary. At the same time, New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers reports Romney’s also looking towards South Carolina.

 
 
 
Mitt Romney was joined at a rally this morning in Derry by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Romney told the crowd not be complacent2 in the wake of polls that show him with a commanding lead in New Hampshire.
 
 
 
“Don't get too confident with those poll numbers. I watch polls come and go. Things change very quickly. It's very fluid.”
 
 
 
Nikki Haley, meanwhile, said a landslide3 victory here would help Romney carry her state.
 
 
 
“Mitt Romney is going to win South Carolina, by the way. But let's make it a little bit easier for him and get out, go tell ten people to get out and vote. This is history in the making.”
 
 
 
Protesters in the Occupy movement briefly4 interrupted the rally. Romney noted5 that he love the freedom of this country but preferred when people express their views with respect and civility.
 
 
 
For NPR's News, I'm Josh Rogers in Concord6, New Hampshire.
 
 
 
A top member of Europe’s Central Bank says European governments are starting to get their massive deficits7 under control. But as Teri Schultz reports from Brussels, he’s less sure the efforts will actually end the crisis.
 
 
 
ECB governing council member Luc Coene says finally European Union governments are starting to have control over their massive debt and deficits that have created the enormous economic crisis in the eurozone. In a radio interview, Coene, who’s also the governor of Belgium's national bank, says it's nonetheless not possible to know yet whether the new efforts taking to improve the budget discipline will be enough to end the crisis. Coene has been outspokenly8 opposed to the ECB buying huge amounts of bonds from struggling euro area governments. The bank has already spent millions on, for example, Italian and Spanish bonds. But Coene warns no one should expect the ECB to save the eurozone. For NPR News, I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels.
 
 
 
Iran's foreign ministry9 is welcoming the US Navy's rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen from pirates, calling it a humanitarian10 gesture. But the hard-line Iranian news agency Fars calls the operation a Hollywood dramatization of a routine incident. US officials say an American Navy destroyer rescued the Iranians this week more than 40 days after their boat was commandeered by suspected Somali pirates.
 
 
 
Kenyan army spokesman Cyrus Oguna says Kenya is close to crashing al-Shabab militants11 in Somalia. He says devisions within the group means its demise12 is near.
 
 
 
“Al-Shabab is crumbling13. There’s division within the al-Shabab leadership, and we expect that in a couple of days, a couple of weeks, more defections from the al-Shabab is likely to be the order of the day.”
 
 
 
The Kenyan military says it launched air strikes on the al-Qaeda-linked insurgents14 today, killing15 60.
 
 
 
Sectarian violence in Iraq continues for a third consecutive16 day. Police say a roadside bomb has killed two Shiite pilgrims who were walking from Baghdad to their holy city of Karbala.
 
 
 
This is NPR.
 
 
 
Tomorrow marks one year since a gunman opened fire in a Tucson parking lot outside a grocery store where a political gathering17 was underway. Six people were killed; 13 were seriously injured, including Arizona Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. One of her former interns18, Daniel Hernandez, was there and says since then he’s been trying to stay positive.
 
 
 
“I do think about what happened on January 8th quite often, and it’s something that I take as a moment to reflect on what we can do better and how we can make sure we prevent things like what happened on January 8th.”
 
 
 
Tucson is hosting several activities all weekend.
 
 
 
It may be political rallies in New Hampshire this weekend, but in New Orleans, it is time for pep rallies. The Louisiana State University Tigers and The Alabama  Crimson Tide are in town for the final football game of the Bowl Championship Series. Pat Duggins of Alabama Public Radio tells us recent history will be a factor going into Monday's game.
 
 
 
Alabama lost [to] LSU in last November in the thrill of the game that went into overtime19. The Tigers are ranked NO.1 and band the No.2 for Monday's rematch. If that wasn’t enough history, this year is the 20th anniversary of Alabama's championship season when the team beat Miami in New Orleans for the title. Former team captain Prince Wimbley will be at Monday's game, and he says winning comes down to one thing.
 
 
 
“…which offense20 can move the ball almost two stellar defenses. Coach Saban’s gonna be different in this. I think he will make some really good adjustments, and I think that offense is going to surprise LSU’s defense21.”
 
 
 
Nick Saban is head couch for Alabama. All sides converge22 on the Louisiana Super Dell Monday night. Kick-off is 8:30 Eastern Time. For NPR News. I'm Pat Duggins in Tuscaloosa.

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1 mitt Znszwo     
n.棒球手套,拳击手套,无指手套;vt.铐住,握手
参考例句:
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
2 complacent JbzyW     
adj.自满的;自鸣得意的
参考例句:
  • We must not become complacent the moment we have some success.我们决不能一见成绩就自满起来。
  • She was complacent about her achievements.她对自己的成绩沾沾自喜。
3 landslide XxyyG     
n.(竞选中)压倒多数的选票;一面倒的胜利
参考例句:
  • Our candidate is predicated to win by a landslide.我们的候选人被预言将以绝对优势取胜。
  • An electoral landslide put the Labour Party into power in 1945.1945年工党以压倒多数的胜利当选执政。
4 briefly 9Styo     
adv.简单地,简短地
参考例句:
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
5 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
6 concord 9YDzx     
n.和谐;协调
参考例句:
  • These states had lived in concord for centuries.这些国家几个世纪以来一直和睦相处。
  • His speech did nothing for racial concord.他的讲话对种族和谐没有作用。
7 deficits 08e04c986818dbc337627eabec5b794e     
n.不足额( deficit的名词复数 );赤字;亏空;亏损
参考例句:
  • The Ministry of Finance consistently overestimated its budget deficits. 财政部一贯高估预算赤字。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Many of the world's farmers are also incurring economic deficits. 世界上许多农民还在遭受经济上的亏损。 来自辞典例句
8 outspokenly dc9d2cb154338255cd36545c44e3e84c     
参考例句:
  • He was outspokenly critical of the government's new social policy. 他坦率地批评了政府新的社会政策。
  • By contrast, some outspokenly anti-establishment candidates did well. 相反的,一些率直的反传统候选人却当选。
9 ministry kD5x2     
n.(政府的)部;牧师
参考例句:
  • They sent a deputation to the ministry to complain.他们派了一个代表团到部里投诉。
  • We probed the Air Ministry statements.我们调查了空军部的记录。
10 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。
11 militants 3fa50c1e4338320d8495907fdc5bdbaf     
激进分子,好斗分子( militant的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The militants have been sporadically fighting the government for years. 几年来,反叛分子一直对政府实施零星的战斗。
  • Despite the onslaught, Palestinian militants managed to fire off rockets. 尽管如此,巴勒斯坦的激进分子仍然发射导弹。
12 demise Cmazg     
n.死亡;v.让渡,遗赠,转让
参考例句:
  • He praised the union's aims but predicted its early demise.他赞扬协会的目标,但预期这一协会很快会消亡。
  • The war brought about the industry's sudden demise.战争道致这个行业就这么突然垮了。
13 crumbling Pyaxy     
adj.摇摇欲坠的
参考例句:
  • an old house with crumbling plaster and a leaking roof 一所灰泥剥落、屋顶漏水的老房子
  • The boat was tied up alongside a crumbling limestone jetty. 这条船停泊在一个摇摇欲坠的石灰岩码头边。
14 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
15 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
16 consecutive DpPz0     
adj.连续的,联贯的,始终一贯的
参考例句:
  • It has rained for four consecutive days.已连续下了四天雨。
  • The policy of our Party is consecutive.我党的政策始终如一。
17 gathering ChmxZ     
n.集会,聚会,聚集
参考例句:
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
18 interns b9fd94f8bf381b49802b6b686cb9d5ac     
n.住院实习医生( intern的名词复数 )v.拘留,关押( intern的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Our interns also greet our guests when they arrive in our studios. 我们的实习生也会在嘉宾抵达演播室的时候向他们致以问候。 来自超越目标英语 第4册
  • The interns work alongside experienced civil engineers and receive training in the different work sectors. 实习生陪同有经验的国内工程师工作,接受不同工作部门的相关培训。 来自超越目标英语 第4册
19 overtime aKqxn     
adj.超时的,加班的;adv.加班地
参考例句:
  • They are working overtime to finish the work.为了完成任务他们正在加班加点地工作。
  • He was paid for the overtime he worked.他领到了加班费。
20 offense HIvxd     
n.犯规,违法行为;冒犯,得罪
参考例句:
  • I hope you will not take any offense at my words. 对我讲的话请别见怪。
  • His words gave great offense to everybody present.他的发言冲犯了在场的所有人。
21 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
22 converge 6oozx     
vi.会合;聚集,集中;(思想、观点等)趋近
参考例句:
  • The results converge towards this truth.其结果趋近于这个真理。
  • Parallel lines converge at infinity.平行线永不相交。
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