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美国遭受恐怖袭击后加拿大关闭商业航班

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435 美国遭受恐怖袭击后加拿大关闭商业航班

Canada Shuts Down Commercial Air Traffic After US Terror Attacks
Craig McCollough
Vancouver
12 Sep 2001 01:46 UTC

Canada, like the United States, 1)shut down commercial air travel as a result of Tuesday's attacks in New York and Washington. Many European and Asian flights headed for the United States were diverted to Canadian airports and their passengers are 2)temporarily 3)stranded.
Within minutes of the first attack, Canadian officials closed air space and airports to all commercial traffic indefinitely. Thirty-four large aircraft, 4)diverted from the United States and Asia, with 4,000 to 6,000 passengers aboard, have landed here in Vancouver, on Canada's west 5)coast. Officials say the passengers are having to wait in the aircraft for several hours, as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conduct body searches and check the planes for explosives.
Airports in eastern Canada are receiving dozens of flights as well.
Vancouver's main port facilities are closed to shipping1. All of Canada's financial markets have also closed.
Government buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and many provincial2 capitals are in a security 6)lockdown. American diplomatic missions throughout the country are closed to the public. Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien has cancelled a planned trip to Stockholm.
The prime minister says he has implemented3 security measures and he appealed for calm.
"I have been in touch with ministers and with the head of agencies to make sure everything was to remain 7)secure,"the prime minister said. "And, we said to everybody to remain calm. I would like to thank Canadians, who have kept their calm [in these last four hours], and that we hope that the situation will come to a little bit more normality quickly."
Entry 8)checkpoints along the Canada-U.S. border are open, but on "heightened alert". For travelers in both directions, the usual minimal4 inspection5 process has been replaced with 9)thorough searchers of every vehicle. Express lanes are closed. The international border between the United States and Canada is the largest 10)undefended 11)boundary in the world.
In December 1999, U.S. authorities in Washington State arrested 12)convicted terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who was driving off a ferryboat from Vancouver Island. Ressam was found to be carrying a number of explosives in the trunk of a vehicle. It is believed he was planning attacks on sites in Seattle or Los Angeles for New Year's Eve.


(1) shut down v.放下关下,关闭, 停车
(2) temporarily adv.临时
(3) stranded adj.束手无策的;进退两难的
(4) divert[daI5v:t]v.转移, 转向, 使高兴
(5) coast[kEJst]n.海岸, 滑坡v.沿海岸而行
(6) lockdown[`lCkdaJn]n.一级防范禁闭期
(7) secure[sI5kjJE(r)]adj.安全的, 可靠的v.保护
(8) checkpoint[5tFekpCInt]n.检查站
(9) thorough[5WQrE]adj.十分的, 彻底的
(10) undefended[QndI5fendId]adj.无防备的, 无论据的
(11) boundary[5baJndErI]n.边界, 分界线
(12) convict[5kRnvIkt]vt.证明...有罪, 宣告...有罪n.罪犯

 


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1 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。
2 provincial Nt8ye     
adj.省的,地方的;n.外省人,乡下人
参考例句:
  • City dwellers think country folk have provincial attitudes.城里人以为乡下人思想迂腐。
  • Two leading cadres came down from the provincial capital yesterday.昨天从省里下来了两位领导干部。
3 implemented a0211e5272f6fc75ac06e2d62558aff0     
v.实现( implement的过去式和过去分词 );执行;贯彻;使生效
参考例句:
  • This agreement, if not implemented, is a mere scrap of paper. 这个协定如不执行只不过是一纸空文。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The economy is in danger of collapse unless far-reaching reforms are implemented. 如果不实施影响深远的改革,经济就面临崩溃的危险。 来自辞典例句
4 minimal ODjx6     
adj.尽可能少的,最小的
参考例句:
  • They referred to this kind of art as minimal art.他们把这种艺术叫微型艺术。
  • I stayed with friends, so my expenses were minimal.我住在朋友家,所以我的花费很小。
5 inspection y6TxG     
n.检查,审查,检阅
参考例句:
  • On random inspection the meat was found to be bad.经抽查,发现肉变质了。
  • The soldiers lined up for their daily inspection by their officers.士兵们列队接受军官的日常检阅。
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