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NPR 2012-12-09

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  From NPR News in Washington, I'm Nora Raum.
  A United Nations Climate Change Conference today agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol1. The 1997 treaty that limits the greenhouse gas emissions2 of some wealthier nations. It was due to expire this year. The BBC's Peter Nettleship reports.
  It only came after 12 days of tough haggling3. It only covers 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, because several more countires opted4 out. And it is still only a temporary fix aimed at paving the way for a much wider and more comprehensive treaty to be negotiated and adopted by 2015. But it is a legally binding5 pact6. It extends the Kyoto Protocol on climate change to the year 2020. So it must be seen as a significant step forward on what's always been a long and tortuous7 path towards combating global warming. The BBC's Peter Nettleship.
  The U.S. never joined the Kyoto Protocol because it doesn't include fast growing developing nations, such as China.
  Tens of thousands of people gathered at a rally in the Gaza Strip today to listen to the leader of Hamas. Khaled Meshaal is marking his first trip to Gaza. NPR's Philip Reeves says that he might mark the occasion with an uncompromising speech.
  A vast crowd of Palestinians flourishing bright-green Hamas flags turned out to listen to Meshaal at a rally officially celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Islamist organization. Meshaal’s often portrayed8 as pragmatist, not least because his openly stated that Hamas would accept a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, though without recognizing Israel. There was no sign of that pragmatism today. Meshaal arrived on stage with a theatrical9 flourish, stepping out of a door cutting to a giant plastic rocket intended to symbolize10 the rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv, even Jerusalem during last month's hostilities11. To cheers, he delivered a speech littered with hardline rhetoric12 vowing13 never to recognize Israel, nor to drop the claim to all the land of the Jewish state. Philip Reeves, NPR News, Gaza.
  The Greek Finance Ministry14 says it has completed a bond buyback scheme that will help the country lighten its huge debt load. Joanna Kakissis reports this will clear the way for more bailout loans for Greece.
  Eurozone leaders told the Greeks to buy back more than $ 40 billion in government bonds that reduced values. By taking the bonds off the market, at 30% to 40% of their maturities15, Greece's supposed to reduce its debt load by nearly $26 billion. It's part of a complex plan by the country's lenders who include the European Union and the International Monetary16 Fund to cut debt to less than 110% of GDP by 2022. The deadline for the buyback ended late Friday. Finance Ministry sources say that the participation17 by Greek banks and hedge funds was high enough to declare the effort a success. For NPR News, I'm Joanna Kakissis.
  This is NPR News from Washington.
  Egypt's military today warned of disastrous18 consequences if there is no solution to the country's political crisis. The statement did not mention President Mohamed Morsi who gave himself broad powers last month and declared his decisions are beyond judicial19 review. This has prompted large street demonstrations20.
  College football's most prestigious21 individual award, the Heisman Trophy22 will go to one of three candidates tonight. The finalists are two seniors Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein and Notre Dame23 linebacker Manti Te'o and a freshman24 Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. NPR's Tom Bowman reports the winner could represent a Heisman first.
  The Heisman Trophy has never gone to a freshman, nor to a true defensive25 player. That changes tonight according to the near unanimous predictions that this is a two-player race between Manti Te'o, the leader of undefeated Notre Dame's dominant26 defense27 and the brash young freshman Johnny Manziel, nickname Johnny Football. ESPN ranked Manziel only the 78th best quarterback in his senior high school class but numerologists like his chances to win this 78th Heisman Trophy. College football experts point to different numbers to make the case that Manziel is the nation's best player, including his record 4,600 total yards gained, rushing and passing in the nation's toughest conference, the ACC. Tom Goldman, NPR News.
  There is no sign the National Hockey League labor28 dispute will be settled any time soon. Representatives of both the owners and the players had expressed optimism during negotiations29 this week, but the talks have ended without an agreement or even a plan when they are going to meet again.
  I'm Nora Raum, NPR News, in Washington.


1 protocol nRQxG     
  • We must observe the correct protocol.我们必须遵守应有的礼仪。
  • The statesmen signed a protocol.那些政治家签了议定书。
2 emissions 1a87f8769eb755734e056efecb5e2da9     
排放物( emission的名词复数 ); 散发物(尤指气体)
  • Most scientists accept that climate change is linked to carbon emissions. 大多数科学家都相信气候变化与排放的含碳气体有关。
  • Dangerous emissions radiate from plutonium. 危险的辐射物从钚放散出来。
3 haggling e480f1b12cf3dcbc73602873b84d2ab4     
v.讨价还价( haggle的现在分词 )
  • I left him in the market haggling over the price of a shirt. 我扔下他自己在市场上就一件衬衫讨价还价。
  • Some were haggling loudly with traders as they hawked their wares. 有些人正在大声同兜售货物的商贩讲价钱。 来自辞典例句
4 opted 9ec34da056d6601471a0808ebc89b126     
v.选择,挑选( opt的过去式和过去分词 )
  • 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。
5 binding 2yEzWb     
  • The contract was not signed and has no binding force. 合同没有签署因而没有约束力。
  • Both sides have agreed that the arbitration will be binding. 双方都赞同仲裁具有约束力。
6 pact ZKUxa     
  • The two opposition parties made an electoral pact.那两个反对党订了一个有关选举的协定。
  • The trade pact between those two countries came to an end.那两国的通商协定宣告结束。
7 tortuous 7J2za     
  • We have travelled a tortuous road.我们走过了曲折的道路。
  • They walked through the tortuous streets of the old city.他们步行穿过老城区中心弯弯曲曲的街道。
8 portrayed a75f5b1487928c9f7f165b2773c13036     
v.画像( portray的过去式和过去分词 );描述;描绘;描画
  • Throughout the trial, he portrayed himself as the victim. 在审讯过程中,他始终把自己说成是受害者。
  • The author portrayed his father as a vicious drunkard. 作者把他父亲描绘成一个可恶的酒鬼。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
9 theatrical pIRzF     
  • The final scene was dismayingly lacking in theatrical effect.最后一场缺乏戏剧效果,叫人失望。
  • She always makes some theatrical gesture.她老在做些夸张的手势。
10 symbolize YrvwU     
  • Easter eggs symbolize the renewal of life.复活蛋象征新生。
  • Dolphins symbolize the breath of life.海豚象征着生命的气息。
11 hostilities 4c7c8120f84e477b36887af736e0eb31     
  • Mexico called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. 墨西哥要求立即停止敌对行动。
  • All the old hostilities resurfaced when they met again. 他们再次碰面时,过去的种种敌意又都冒了出来。
12 rhetoric FCnzz     
  • Do you know something about rhetoric?你懂点修辞学吗?
  • Behind all the rhetoric,his relations with the army are dangerously poised.在冠冕堂皇的言辞背后,他和军队的关系岌岌可危。
13 vowing caf27b27bed50d27c008858260bc9998     
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild its collapsed bridge. 布什总统承诺将帮助明尼阿波利斯重建坍塌的大桥。
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild this collapse bridge. 布什总统发誓要帮助明尼阿波利斯重建起这座坍塌的桥梁。
14 ministry kD5x2     
  • 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。
15 maturities d851a9b545796e02deeef998c66789c0     
  • Maturities of commercial paper range from three days to nine months. 商业票据的期限从3天到9个月不等。 来自互联网
  • German federal government bonds issued with maturities of up to 30 years. 指期限可长达30年的德国联邦政府债券。 来自互联网
16 monetary pEkxb     
  • The monetary system of some countries used to be based on gold.过去有些国家的货币制度是金本位制的。
  • Education in the wilderness is not a matter of monetary means.荒凉地区的教育不是钱财问题。
17 participation KS9zu     
  • Some of the magic tricks called for audience participation.有些魔术要求有观众的参与。
  • The scheme aims to encourage increased participation in sporting activities.这个方案旨在鼓励大众更多地参与体育活动。
18 disastrous 2ujx0     
  • The heavy rainstorm caused a disastrous flood.暴雨成灾。
  • Her investment had disastrous consequences.She lost everything she owned.她的投资结果很惨,血本无归。
19 judicial c3fxD     
  • He is a man with a judicial mind.他是个公正的人。
  • Tom takes judicial proceedings against his father.汤姆对他的父亲正式提出诉讼。
20 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
  • 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。
21 prestigious nQ2xn     
  • The young man graduated from a prestigious university.这个年轻人毕业于一所名牌大学。
  • You may even join a prestigious magazine as a contributing editor.甚至可能会加入一个知名杂志做编辑。
22 trophy 8UFzI     
  • The cup is a cherished trophy of the company.那只奖杯是该公司很珍惜的奖品。
  • He hung the lion's head as a trophy.他把那狮子头挂起来作为狩猎纪念品。
23 dame dvGzR0     
  • The dame tell of her experience as a wife and mother.这位年长妇女讲了她作妻子和母亲的经验。
  • If you stick around,you'll have to marry that dame.如果再逗留多一会,你就要跟那个夫人结婚。
24 freshman 1siz9r     
  • Jack decided to live in during his freshman year at college.杰克决定大一时住校。
  • He is a freshman in the show business.他在演艺界是一名新手。
25 defensive buszxy     
  • Their questions about the money put her on the defensive.他们问到钱的问题,使她警觉起来。
  • The Government hastily organized defensive measures against the raids.政府急忙布置了防卫措施抵御空袭。
26 dominant usAxG     
  • The British were formerly dominant in India.英国人从前统治印度。
  • She was a dominant figure in the French film industry.她在法国电影界是个举足轻重的人物。
27 defense AxbxB     
  • 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。
28 labor P9Tzs     
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
29 negotiations af4b5f3e98e178dd3c4bac64b625ecd0     
协商( negotiation的名词复数 ); 谈判; 完成(难事); 通过
  • negotiations for a durable peace 为持久和平而进行的谈判
  • Negotiations have failed to establish any middle ground. 谈判未能达成任何妥协。
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