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发表于 2016-7-9 23:21:30 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
  June 17
          Cardinal Thomas Winning was 76
          2001: Catholic leader Cardinal Winning dies
          England have
          The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has died suddenly at
his Glasgow home.
          Cardinal Thomas Winning collapsed in his bedroom at 0900 after suffering
his second heart attack in 10 days.
          The 76-year-old-cleric was found unconscious by his housekeeper and
pronounced dead at Victoria Infirmary an hour later.
          The hospital had released him only three days ago, and the Archbishop of
Glasgow had walked back to his home in Newlands in apparently good health.
          "Scotland has lost one of her greatest sons."Scottish First Minister Henry
McLeish said.
          Despite his often conservative views on abortion and homosexuality,
Cardinal Winning was viewed as a champion of social justice and was once dubbed
by the Pope as a "man of the people".
          The chancellor of the Glasgow archdiocese, Monsignor Peter Smith, said he
would be much missed by Scotland"s 750,000 Catholics.
          "The Cardinal arrived home on Friday and was in great form - he was his
usual witty and humorous self. This has been a great shock to the entire
community," he said.
          And other tributes have poured in from around the UK.
          The Queen said he had made distinguished contribution to Scottish public
life and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair praised his "strong moral leadership".
          The search for a successor will begin in the next few days, but Scottish
First Minister Henry McLeish said he would be a difficult man to replace.
          "The nation will miss Tom Winning - I will miss him. Scotland has lost one
of her greatest sons," he said.
          On this public phone you can see the person you are calling
          1964: Japan trade fair floats into London
          Artificially 1969:
          The The first purpose-built floating trade fair has docked at Tilbury in
London with 22,000 samples of Japanese goods on board.
          The Sakura Maru will remain in London for four days, during which time
18,000 businessmen and women and 10,000 members of the public are expected to
visit the show.
          The floating trade fair will continue on a tour of Europe, which is costing
the Japanese Government and exhibitors ?00,000.
          The trip is intended more as a public relations exercise than as a way of
boosting sales. Since World War II, Japan has established an enviable reputation
for low price and high quality.
          Innovative products
          The Japanese have really made a name for themselves in the electronics
industry and there are plenty of examples of innovative products on show aboard
the Sakura Maru.
          The exhibition has been planned so each deck carries heavier products than
the one above. A transistor radio set the size of two pennies is on display
beside a portable television set so small it can be held between the thumb and
forefinger of one hand and can be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket of a
car.
          Perhaps one of the most futuristic products on board is a public telephone
which can transmit pictures of the person you are talking to through a small
screen in the phone booth.
          There is a deck devoted to the Japanese motor industry, which contains not
only the latest model cars, but also motorbikes and even bicycles.
          The lowest level contains textile, agricultural and other machinery in full
working order. There is an automatic loom for making nylon fishing nets which
has already been sold to Norway, France and West Germany.
          The ship itself is also for sale - an exact replica can be built for
?.5m.
          Next year a British industrial exhibition is going to Japan to promote
trade between the two countries. The show is being billed as the biggest ever
western exhibition to visit Asia.
          Vocabulary:
          futuristic: being ahead of the times; innovative or
revolutionary(超前的;领先的)
          loom: an apparatus for making thread or yarn into cloth by weaving strands
together at right angles(织布机)
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