经济学人:一周要闻 苹果在中国商标权诉讼中败诉 法国一员工因为工作无聊向老板索赔36万欧元
日期:2016-05-18 17:13

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The torrent of mergers in the health-care industry kept flowing. IMS Health and Quintiles agreed to combine in a 9 billion transaction that will integrate the wide range of data services they provide to drug companies, from tracking medical claims to advice on clinical trials. Another big deal was Abbott Laboratories' 25 billion takeover of St Jude Medical, which brings together two of America's biggest makers of medical devices for hearts.
卫生保健行业的合并计划接连不断0l=J9&Fk7;gu_Hl=Y。艾美仕(IMS Health)与昆泰(Quintiles)决定进行合并,此次交易价值90亿美元]MESFtXmd7。他们向药物公司所提供的大量数据服务将在此次合并过程中得到整合,这当中包括医疗索赔的追踪确定和临床试验的服务建议等Ah]=H36bFOo=0e3。另一大交易则涉及到雅培制药(Abbott Laboratories)以250亿美元价格收购圣犹达医疗(St Jude Medical),美国两大心脏医疗设备制造商就此合并)B^juYejDA8|2mL
A civil lawsuit in Brazil was filed against Vale and BHP Billiton seeking 44 billion in damages for the collapse of a dam last November that was run jointly by the two mining companies. The disaster killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of miles of rivers. Said to be Brazil's worst environmental disaster, lawyers say the claim for damages has been calculated by comparing the costs from BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
去年11月,由淡水河谷公司(Vale)以及必和必拓集团(BHP Billiton)这两家矿业巨擘共同经营的一座矿山发生堤坝崩塌事故,造成19人死亡,数百英里河水受到污染nVGBd^=CaAud]d;l7Z。据称这是巴西史上最严重的环境污染事件DD9tVFAD%k+A7Zb。现今巴西针对此事提起民事诉讼,要求两公司赔偿440亿美元!32ANrsPGlIt(.@59XoB。律师称事故造成的总损失是参考2010年墨西哥湾英国石油公司原油泄漏事件的成本来计算的9Y.4]PuD)N95
Despite a brewing political crisis Brazilians have not been crying into their beer as much as AB InBev would like. The beer maker, which counts Budweiser among its labels, posted a steep fall in profit for the first quarter, to 844m, partly because sales in Brazil drooped.
尽管政治危机正在酝酿当中,但巴西人民对此的担忧却远比不上百威英博(AB InBev)对其啤酒的担忧来得强烈J=QeE[@6|FS]6A!o+-N。百威英博公司旗下有百威啤酒等品牌,该公司宣布第一季度利润骤降至8.44亿美元,原因部分在于其巴西市场萎靡不振v#EZdmNb=!FwS.d7@P%9
Comcast announced that it would buy DreamWorks Animation, which includes the “Shrek” films in its stable of hits, for 3.8 billion.
康卡斯特(Comcast)宣布将以38亿美元收购出品了包括“怪物史瑞克”在内一系列著名作品的梦工厂动画公司(DreamWorks Animation)(Jz^eis&yjpfU
Little problems in big China
大中国小问题不断
The world's most valuable company, Apple, lost an unusual trademark case in China when a court in Beijing found in favour of Xintong Tiandi, a seller of leather goods with the name “IPHONE” emblazoned on them. The court ruled that Apple had failed to prove that the iPhone was well-known in China before Xintong Tiandi filed its trademark application in 2007.
世界上最具经济价值的苹果公司在中国一起不同寻常的商标权诉讼案件中败诉KNeHy#nqd(op_-;y4(4]。北京一法院裁决支持皮革制品销售商新通天地公司在其商品上使用IPHONE商标,因为苹果公司不能证明2007年新通天地申请注册该商标时,苹果产品已经在中国热销7we[gV2PZbu;om|,M

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Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist, claimed that he was “Satoshi Nakamoto”, the reclusive creator of bitcoin. Mr. Wright released what he claimed was cryptographic proof that he is Mr. Nakamoto, five months after he was outed in an investigation by two tech publications. But his initial proof was swiftly debunked and doubts remain if he is the right man.
澳大利亚计算机科学家克雷格·史蒂文·赖特(Craig Steven Wright)声称他就是一直隐匿的比特币之父“中本聪(Satoshi Nakamoto)”@R|X~]zWGC6&PeQ=。去年12月份,两份科技出版物在一次调查中披露了赖特的身份,五个月后赖特公布了他所谓的密码证据来证明他自己就是中本聪(CWu[AjME[-5GF。但他最初提供的证据很快就被否定,中本聪的真实身份依然是个谜el1oVWJp3[VegX
Being and nothingness
存在与虚无
In France an executive sued his former employer for making his job too boring. The man claims he suffered from “bore out” when his superiors downsized his role as general service director and asked him to perform non-work-related tasks, such as picking up their children from lessons. The existential strain of doing nothing led to months of sick leave, after which the man was let go. He wants 360,000(415,000) in damages.
法国一高管因为工作太无聊起诉前雇主,要求公司赔偿36万欧元(约合41.5万美元)oX0sJlCz!KL。此人声称他被任命为总务处主任后主要负责一些无关紧要的事情比如接送孩子上学等,对此他感到“无聊至极”SH9I4%nwd(yr&。由于每天都像是不存在一样,他饱受身心健康的折磨,最终不得不请了数月的病假U&bNS&M=w&DeaRelNS0。休假回来之后遭解职lBx3-YUDFN69d@,rU。翻译&校对:刘蕊 殷美玲

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重点讲解

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1.compare with 比较

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2.point out 指明;? 指出

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3.financial firm 金融公司

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4.bid for 申办

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重点单词
  • applicationn. 应用; 申请; 专心 n. 应用软件程序
  • initialn. (词)首字母 adj. 开始的,最初的,字首的 v
  • swiftlyadv. 迅速地,敏捷地
  • trademarkn. 商标
  • collapsen. 崩溃,倒塌,暴跌 v. 倒塌,崩溃,瓦解,折叠
  • announced宣布的
  • shelln. 壳,外壳 v. 去壳,脱落,拾贝壳 n.[计
  • spillv. 溢出,洒,使 ... 流出,泄漏 n. 溢出,流
  • performv. 执行,运转,举行,表演
  • existentialadj. 有关存在的,根据经验的