名师整理总结2011专四专八新闻贴(2)

2011-02-15 00:00:00来源:网络

10-4-12 主题:波兰总统卡钦斯基坠机身亡 类别:空难

Polish Health Minister Ewa Kopacz and two other senior officials have arrived in Moscow to help identify bodies of the victims of the presidential plane crash last Saturday.

A Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman says two planes are now available for the victims' families.

The coffin of Polish president Lech Kaczynski returned to Warsaw Sunday. Tens of thousands of mourners stood along the 10 km route that was taken by the hearse to the presidential palace.

"We heard it from the radio and it was a shock for us. Because so many people died and the president and his wife and many Polish parliamentarians and important people for us, so it's hard to say."

A preliminary analysis of the plane has found that it was working fine when it crashed in western Russia, killing all 96 people on board.

10-4-27 主题:冰岛火山爆发 类别:自然灾害

The European Commission on Tuesday outlined measures to help air industry overcome economic consequences of the volcanic ash crisis(火山灰危机), which was estimated to be worth up to 2.5 billion euros (3.3 billion U.S. dollars).

"We have taken all assessments and valuations of costs from all the different stakeholders and we are working with a number between 1.5 and 2.5 billion euros (2 and 3.3 billion U.S. dollars)," European Union (EU) transport commissioner Siim Kallas told reporters.

The EU has been hit last week by an unprecedented crisis with the closure of airspace(机场关闭) due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, leading to more than 100,000 cancelled flights and more than 10 million passengers unable to travel. Flights have been gradually returning to normal since Wednesday.

10-5-3 主题:墨西哥湾原油泄漏 类别:环保新闻

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Louisiana to asses the damage of the massive oil spill (大量原油泄漏)which is wreaking havoc on the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama says the leak could take many days to stop, but is vowing to do everything possible to contain crisis.

It's believed around 5000 barrels of oil have been spilling into the Gulf each day since the explosion on a British Petroleum(英国石油公司) rig last week.

The spill is threatening the region's ecosystem and fishing industry.

10-5-4 主题:世博会 类别:国内大事

The total number of visitors to the Shanghai Expo has hit 565,000 after its first three days of operation, China's national media Chinanews.com reports Tuesday.

The pavilions (馆)of the Shanghai Expo welcomed over 132,000 people on May 3, a sharp drop when compared with figures from the previous two days. However, daily attendance(日参观人数) should hit a high on May 4, which is the first standard day of the Shanghai Expo, according to the report.

The China pavilion and the U.S. pavilion are the most popular, and all advance tickets for the China pavilion were sold out in five minutes a day before the first standard day. Statistics cited by the Chinanews report reveal that at least 40,000 people will visit the China pavilion on May 4.

To reduce any inconvenience caused by the massive influx of tourists on that day, organizers have canceled book selling during the daytime, with nighttime tickets selling between 16:00 and 20:00. The visiting time for nighttime ticket holders begins at 17:00.

The media suggests that visitors choose one or two of the most popular pavilions to visit and not miss various nightly performances in Pudong Ceremony Square. That way, they can make good use of the limited time available during the Expo's peak days.

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