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发表于 2009-6-12 10:40 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式




BBC news with Fiona McDonald
Brazilian navy divers have found the tail fin of the Air France plane that disappeared over the Atlantic a week ago. Search teams have so far recovered 16 bodies as well as other debris. 228 people died when the plane disappeared on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Gary Duffy reports from Sao Paulo.
At the latest news conference, the Brazilian authorities presented a photograph of what appeared to be a large tail section of the missing Airbus floating in the Atlantic. And the distinctive red and blue stripes of Air France could clearly be seen on its side. The image showed four divers in the water with a half-submerged wreckage, while four of their colleagues offered assistance from an inflatable boat. It's certainly what seemed to be the most significant piece of wreckage retrieved so far. But the priority for the investigators is still to find the plane’s flight data recorders.
The United States Supreme Court has delayed the proposed sale of most of the assets of the bankrupt American carmaker Chrysler to a group led by the Italian firm Fiat. An earlier court ruling had approved the sale but justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed to a delay after the administrators of Indiana Pension Funds and consumer groups ask for one. It’s not clear how long the delay will be. Earlier, the Obama administration had urged the Supreme Court to allow the sale.
There are reports from New York that the giant oil producer Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay 15.5 million dollars to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of complicity in human rights abuses by the former military government in Nigeria. A lawyer representing families who suffered as a result of the alleged abuses said that under the settlement Royal Dutch Shell would neither admit nor deny any wrongdoing.
The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has survived the latest attempt to force him to resign. Correspondents say most members of Parliament from the governing Labour Party backed Mr. Brown at a private meeting at the House of Commons. He was cheered when he arrived and one supporter said the prime minister had delivered a very impressive and forthright speech. However, several other members repeated calls for Mr. Brown to stand down, following Labour’s heavy losses in the European elections and local polls in Britain. The Justice Secretary Jack Strew denied accusations that Mr. Brown was a “lame duck”.
“No, he’s not, and the condition is externally to this government, above all in terms of the economy, demand an active and engaged prime minister, this is not a man who remotely is a lame duck, he continues to have extraordinary energy and focus.”
A civil court in Northern Ireland has ruled that four dissident republicans were responsible for a bomb attack in 1998, although no one has been convicted in a criminal court. The bombing in the market town of Omagh killed 29 people. The judge ordered relatives compensation of two and a half million dollars.
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Africa’s longest-serving leader President Omar Bongo of Gabon has died after more than 40 years in power. Mr. Bongo took office in November 1967, and run Gabon as a one-party state for his first two decades as president, until strikes and demonstrations forced him to legalize opposition parties. He was reputedly one of the world richest men who used his country’s oil wealth to buy properties in France. He died in hospital in Spain from where Steve Kingston reports.
The death of President Omar Bongo was announced in a written statement from Gabon’s Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong released by the Quiron hospital in Barcelona. It said the 73-year-old leader had passed away following a heart attack, announcing 30 days of national mourning. The prime minister called for unity and solidarity from the people of Gabon, stressing the need to preserve respect for the country’s political institutions. He said this was essential to preserve the peace and cohesion fostered by the deceased president.
Labour’s poor European election performance was mirrored by center-left parties in other countries, including France, Germany and Spain. Mainstream center-right parties were the main beneficiaries. A BBC correspondent says voters appear to have entrusted the center-right with alleviating the impact to the world economic crisis and preferences center-left parties which traditionally support the interests of workers. Far right and nationalist parties also won seats.
The leader of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah has acknowledged his party’s defeat in Sunday’s parliamentary election in Lebanon. In a televised address he said Hezbollah congratulated the winners, a coalition by the United States and Saudi Arabia. Earlier, President Obama welcomed the result; He said Lebanon was now on the path towards independence and stability. The result has led US fears that Hezbollah which Washington considers a terrorist organization would assume more...

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 楼主| 发表于 2009-6-12 10:40 | 显示全部楼层
巴西海军发现一周前在大西洋失事的法航客机尾翼。搜救小组目前已发现16具遗体和其他飞机残骸。飞机从里约热内卢飞往巴黎途中失踪,机上228人遇难。 Gary Duffy在圣保罗报道。
在最近的新闻发布会中,巴西官方发布了一张疑似失踪的法航客机尾翼的照片。其侧面有特色的红蓝相间的法航条文清晰可见。照片显示,四名海军在水中抬着一个半浸在水中的残骸,另外四人在橡皮艇上提供帮助。这显然是目前为止取回的最重要的碎片。但是调查人员的首要工作仍然是寻找飞机上的黑匣子。
美国高级法院推迟将破产的美国汽车制造商克莱斯勒的财产出售给意大利菲亚特集团的提议。此前,法庭裁决已同意出售,但是,印地安纳养老基金管理者和消费者群体提出要求后,大法官Ruth Bader Ginsburg同意进行延迟。延迟的具体时间尚不清楚。此前,奥巴马政府曾敦促高级法院尽快同意出售。
纽约有报告称,皇家荷兰壳牌石油公司同意支付1550万美元,解决对其联合尼日利亚高压政权打压人权的法律诉讼。代表受害家庭的律师称,在这种解决方案下,皇家荷兰壳牌石油公司既不承认,也不否认其不道德行为。
英国首相戈登·布朗战胜了最近要求其辞职的呼声。记者称,执政党工党在议会下院举行会议,所有工党议员均支持布朗。布朗到达会议时全场一片欢呼声,一名支持者称,首相发表了让人印象深刻,直接坦率的讲话。然而,由于工党在欧洲议会选举和英国当地民意调查中损失惨重,仍有几名议员要求布朗下台。英国司法大臣Jack Strew 否认有人指控布朗是“无用的人”。
“不,他不是没用的人,现在的环境只是表面上的,最重要的是从经济方面考虑,我们需要一个积极主动的首相,他不是没用的人,他仍然拥有非比寻常的精力和能力。”
北爱尔兰民事法庭做出判决,四名政见不同的共和党人应为1998年的炸弹袭击承担责任,虽然在刑事法庭上他们未被判刑。在奥马镇发生的炸弹爆炸事件造成29人死亡。法官判决四人做出250万美元的赔偿。
BBC世界新闻。
非洲任期最长的领袖,加蓬总统奥马尔·邦戈·翁丁巴在执政40多年后去世。邦戈1967年上任,在执政党前二十年对加蓬实行一党制政府,后来,罢工和示威游行逼迫其使反对党派的存在合法化。据说,他是世界上最富有的人之一,利用国家的石油财富在法国购买资产。他在一家西班牙医院去世,Steve Kingston报道。
加蓬总理恩东在由巴塞罗那一家医院发表的书面声明中宣布了总统奥马尔·邦戈的死讯。声明称,这位73岁的领袖因心脏病发去世,举国哀悼30天。加蓬总理要求加蓬人民团结起来,并强调了对国家政治机构表示尊重的必要性。他说,保持已逝总统创造的和平和团结是非常必要的。
英国工党在欧洲议会选举中表现不佳,同样,其他国家的左翼党派也是如此,包括法国,德国和西班牙。主流的右翼党派是主要的受益者。一名BBC记者称,投票者似乎信赖右翼党派可以减轻全球经济危机的影响,而在传统地支持工人的利益方面更喜欢左翼党派。极右派和民族主义党派均赢得了席位。
黎巴嫩真主党领袖Hassan Nasrallah承认其党派在周日的议会选举中失败。在电视讲话中,Hassan Nasrallah称,真主党祝贺由美国和沙特阿拉伯支持的获胜者。此前,奥巴马对选举结果表示欢迎。他说,黎巴嫩现在正走在通向独立和稳定的道路。选举结果令美国担心,被认为是恐怖分子组织的真主党会采取更多……
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1.distinctive a.有特色的, 出众的
例句:His boat is very distinctive: the sail is a brilliant blue color, as opposed to white as most boats normally have.
      他的船很显眼,明亮的蓝色船帆与大多数有白色船帆的船截然不同。
2.submerge v.使浸水, 使陷入, 淹没
例句:The excellent diver can submerge as deep as 243 meters to work.
      这个出色的潜水员可以潜入海下243米的深处工作。
3.priority n.优先权, 优先
例句:Teachers always says that students should give priority to study.
       老师们总是说学生最重要的是学习。

4.urge vt.驱策, 力劝, 竭力主张, 推动
例句:Although her leader used every method to urge her to stay, she is determined to resign and go into business.
      虽然领导百般挽留,她毅然决然地辞职下海。
5.complicity n.同谋, 串通, 复杂
例句:The jury acquitted him of all complicity in that murder.
      陪审团宣告他与这件谋杀案毫无牵连。
6.deliver vt.递送, 陈述, 释放, 发表, 引渡, 投递, 交付
例句:With the obligation of the contract, you must deliver seven planes to the airline.
      根据合同规定,你必须向这家航空公司交付七架飞机。
7.forthright a.直接的, 直率的, 坦白的
例句:The intonation and tone of the northern dialect reflect the forthright character of northerners.
      北方话的语音语气能够表现出北方人的直爽豪迈。
8.externally ad.在外部, 外表上, 从外面, 在外面, 从外部
例句:The medicine is used externally only.
      这种药只能外用。
9.extraordinary a.非常的, 特别的, 非凡的
例句:Maria Curie won the Nobel Prizes due to her extraordinary achievement in the field of radioactivity.
      玛丽·居里凭借她在放射学上的非凡成就获得了诺贝尔奖。
10.legalize vt.法律上认为正当, 使合法化
例句:Will this government legalize cannabis?
      这个政府会使大麻合法化吗?
11.foster vt.养育, 抚育, 培养, 鼓励, 抱(希望)
例句:Tourism foster interest in other countries.
       旅游有助于提高对其它国家的兴趣。
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1.However, several other members repeated calls for Mr. Brown to stand down, following Labour’s heavy losses in the European elections and local polls in Britain.
stand down离开证人席, 退出, 顺潮航行
例句:The secretary is proposing to stand down in favour of a younger man.
       这位大臣打算辞职,让位给一个比较年轻的人。
step down走下, 逐步减低, 辞职, 下台
例句:The revolutionary force forced the emperor to step down.
       革命军催迫皇帝退位。
2.A civil court in Northern Ireland has ruled that four dissident republicans were responsible for a bomb attack in 1998, although no one has been convicted in a criminal court.
be responsible for 是...的原因, 对...起作用, 构成...的一部分【法】对...负责
例句:All pilots should be responsible for their passengers' safety.
      所有的飞机驾驶员均应对乘客的安全负责。
3.Mr. Bongo took office in November 1967, and run Gabon as a one-party state for his first two decades as president, until strikes and demonstrations forced him to legalize opposition parties.
take office就职
例句:When will the new President take office?
      新总统什么时候就职。
4.It said the 73-year-old leader had passed away following a heart attack, announcing 30 days of national mourning.
pass away去世, 停止, 离去, 消逝
例句:She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away.
      她希望麻烦能够最终消失。
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 楼主| 发表于 2009-6-12 10:41 | 显示全部楼层
1.At the latest news conference, the Brazilian authorities presented a photograph of what appeared to be a large tail section of the missing Airbus floating in the Atlantic.
参考翻译:在最近的新闻发布会中,巴西官方发布了一张疑似失踪的法航客机尾翼的照片。
语法学习:of what 后跟的是what引导的宾语从句,是介词of的宾语。
2.But the priority for the investigators is still to find the plane’s flight data recorders.
参考翻译:但是调查人员的首要工作仍然是寻找飞机上的黑匣子。
语法学习:不定式作表语
  1)不定式作表语一般表示具体动作,特别是表示将来的动作。
  To do two things at a time is to do neither.一次做两件事等于未做。
  What I would suggest is to start work at once.我的建议是立刻开始干。
  2)如果主语是不定式(表示条件),表语也是不定式(表示结果)。
  To see is to believe.百闻不如一见。
  To work means to earn a living.工作就是为了生活。
  3)如果主语是以aim, duty, hope, idea, happiness, job, plan, problem, purpose, thing,wish等为中心的名词,或以what引导的名词性从句,不定式作表语是对主语起补充说明作用。
  His wish is to buy a luxurious car in the near future.他的希望是在不远的将来买一辆豪华轿车。
  The function of Louis Sullivan’s architecture was to provide large uninterrupted floor areas and to allow ample light into the interior.
  The most important thing is to negotiate with them about the future of the plant.

3. It’s not clear how long the delay will be.
参考翻译:延迟的具体时间尚不清楚。
语法学习:形式主语
动词不定式、动名词短语起、从句在句子中起主语作用,而这一部分用词较多时,可以用it作为形式主语,放在句首代表其后所说的事实上的、真正的主语,而把真正的主语放在后面。
  (1)It +谓语+动词不定式。It 作形式主语,动词不定式作真正的主语。
  例如:
  It is difficult to climb a mountain. 爬山是很艰难的。
  It’s a good habit to do morning exercises. 作早操是个好习惯。
  It’s important to do proper memory work in the study of a foreign language. 在学习外语时适当地做一些有助于记忆的练习是很重要的。
  It is right to do so. 这样做是对的。
  (2)It+谓语+动名词短语。It 作形式主语,动名词短语作真正的主语。
  例如:
  It is dangerous playing with fire. 玩火是危险的。
  It is no use learning without thinking. 学而不思则罔。
  It’s useless arguing with a silly boy. 和笨孩子争论是没有用的。
  (3)It +谓语+名词性从句。It 作形式主语,以that 引导的名词性从句是真正的主语。
  例如:
  It is a pity that you didn’t see such a good film.
  你没看这么好的电影,真可惜。
  It is certain that we shall succeed. 我们一定会成功。
  It is strange that nobody knows where he lives.
  真奇怪,谁也不知道他住在哪里。
  (It is strange that…后面可用虚拟语气。
  如:It is strange that he should have made such a mistake.
  他居然犯了这样一个错误,真奇怪。
  It is strange that nobody should know where he lives.
  居然没有人知道他住在哪里,真奇怪。)
  It is said that the plane will take off at ten tomorrow morning.
  据说飞机明天上午十点起飞。
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