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Old 06-13-06, 01:57 PM   #1
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Who is fluent in French?

My French sucks, and I need to figure out what this means for work:

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Ce projet vise a appuyer la mise en application du décret contre la pollution atmosphérique. Il consistera a organiser une campagne de sensibilisation des automobilistes et du grand public; a réaliser des contrôles a blanc des émissions des véhicules sur l’axe de Kénitra – Rabat - Mohammedia – Casablanca - El Jadida et Marrakech et a monter un projet plus important de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique. Les principales activités sont la production d’outils d’information pour le grand public, les décideurs et les associations ; la formation des agents de contrôle des véhicules ; la réalisation de sessions d’information pour les associations ; la réalisation d’actions de communications dans les médias et aupres des décideurs et le contrôle a blanc des taux d’émission de GES de pres de 100 000 véhicules. Des réunions de travail seront menées en parallele avec les partenaires concernés pour monter et financer un projet plus large de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique.
So far, I got that it is a project designed to fight air pollution by sensitizing the general public, raising awareness, eventually meeting and figuring out a large scale policy, etc. But what the heck are "des controles a blanc?" Is that some sort of idiom?
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Old 06-13-06, 02:04 PM   #2
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well Im fluent in french and even I couldnt tell you what the heck they mean by this.. they are telling you that you need to come up with this "controlle a blanc" some of of device but what kind? I cant help you there.. and looks like it's your key to what you need to do here. sowwee
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Old 06-13-06, 02:08 PM   #3
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ahhhhh, thanks! so "des controles a blanc" is a noun/device. now I'm thinking catalytic convertor or something of that sort.
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yep, control is some sort of device that ables you to do something.. maybe google control a blanc? and if you do then i can translate the whole thing to you if you need
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This project aims has to support the placement in application of the decree against atmospheric pollution. It will consist has to organize a country of sensibilisation of the motorists and general public; has to realize checks has white of the transmissions of the vehicles on the axis of Kénitra – Folds back - Mohammedia – Casablanca - El Jadida and Marrakesh and has climb a fight more important project against atmospheric pollution. The principal activities are the production of information tools for the general public, the decision-makers and the associations; the formation of the check agents of the vehicles; the realization of information sessions for the associations; the realization of actions of communications in the media and aupres of the decision-makers and the check has white of the transmission rates of GES of pres of 100 000 vehicles. Work meetings will be taken in parallele with the concerned partners climb and finance a fight wider project against atmospheric pollution.
A computer translation...at least now those of us who don't speak english knows what it means

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I've already tried five or six computer translations. Controle a blanc is either a research method or a gadget. Its possible the people who wrote this just can't write well in French--after all, they are native arabic speakers.
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Whatever it is you have to "come up with", I hope it's not something designed to save lives.
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Ok, googled "contrôle à blanc", and figured it out (sort of...) So, "Controle à blanc" is to measure the proportion of noxious gases (greenhouse-effect-wise) emitted by automobiles. A police person controls this by choosing vehicles randomly on the road... as I can understand, and also, there are some kind of devices to make a general air quality measure.

So "contrôle à blanc" is a random procedure to check the exhausts...

I hope I figured it right...

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I am french canadian... so it is my english that sucks ! Anyway here is my translation hope it help you:

"The goal of this project is to begin the application of the decree against atmospheric pollution. The project consist of organising a public opinion campaign for car driver and general public: to organize adhoc pollution test for motor vehicle on the axis of Kénitra – Folds back - Mohammedia – Casablanca - El Jadida and Marrakesh also establish other more important project against atmospheric pollution. The main activities are making information kit for the general public, the decision-makers and the associations; the training of the agents that inspect the vehicles; give information sessions for the associations; give press conference to different media, decision-makers and the adhoc pollution(greenhouse effect gas) test on 100 000 motor vehicle. Meetings will be done at the same time with the concerned partners who will organise and finance a wider project against atmospheric pollution."
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This project aims has to support the placement in application of the decree against atmospheric pollution. It will consist has to organize a country of sensibilisation of the motorists and general public; has to realize checks has white of the transmissions of the vehicles on the axis of Kénitra – Folds back - Mohammedia – Casablanca - El Jadida and Marrakesh and has climb a fight more important project against atmospheric pollution. The principal activities are the production of information tools for the general public, the decision-makers and the associations; the formation of the check agents of the vehicles; the realization of information sessions for the associations; the realization of actions of communications in the media and aupres of the decision-makers and the check has white of the transmission rates of GES of pres of 100 000 vehicles. Work meetings will be taken in parallele with the concerned partners climb and finance a fight wider project against atmospheric pollution.

Heh, thanks to freetranslation.com
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Whatever it is you have to "come up with", I hope it's not something designed to save lives.
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I am french canadian... so it is my english that sucks ! Anyway here is my translation hope it help you:

"The goal of this project is to begin the application of the decree against atmospheric pollution. The project consist of organising a public opinion campaign for car driver and general public: to organize adhoc pollution test for motor vehicle on the axis of Kénitra – Folds back - Mohammedia – Casablanca - El Jadida and Marrakesh also establish other more important project against atmospheric pollution. The main activities are making information kit for the general public, the decision-makers and the associations; the training of the agents that inspect the vehicles; give information sessions for the associations; give press conference to different media, decision-makers and the adhoc pollution(greenhouse effect gas) test on 100 000 motor vehicle. Meetings will be done at the same time with the concerned partners who will organise and finance a wider project against atmospheric pollution."
Merci beaucoup monsieur.

No, this is not to save lives. THis is to review sustainable transportaion projects funded by the organization that I work for, to see what makes a good case study for a report I'll be writing. This one apparently measures air pollution to get a sense of how much emissons are coming from the Morrocan transport sector. Seems trivial from a western perspective, but very improtant for a developing country that may be trying to build capacity to create baseline emissions data, from which it can plan potential future reductions.

Thanks again everybody, I really appreciate it. I wonder if my boss would be angry that I'm getting help from bikeforums?
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