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Experts say crowded beaches like this one in Barcelona are part of the reason Spain is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Getty Images
  • 我们准备今年在香港和内地试行“债券通”,也就是说允许境外资金在境外购买内地的债券,这是第一次。香港是近水楼台先得月。
  • 1896年,美国首任总统的夫人玛莎·华盛顿的画像印在一美元银圆券上,此后美元纸币上再没有出现过女性画像。
    非常感谢Aicha Nezzar在脸谱—--世界英语论坛上为我们分享这篇佳作。
  • 单词designer 联想记忆:
    “纽约人正逐渐意识到,这一漫长的繁荣期已对我们眼中的经典纽约市容造成了破坏,”历史街区保护委员会(Historic Districts Council)的执行董事西蒙·班考夫(Simon Bankoff)说,他同时指出,2015年将是纽约市通过《地标建筑保护法》的50周年。“环顾左右,那些总被我们认为是一成不变的东西,却都在纷纷关门闭户。”
    源于:prim(adj 整洁的;最好的;早的)

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After one of the most intense lockdowns, Spain is now experiencing one of the most intense surges in COVID-19 cases.

I expect more companies to develop leaders who know how to manage networks — not just the traditional internal network of employees, but more loosely connected webs of suppliers and contractors, managed remotely via the internet and social media.

However, significantly fewer women (59 per cent) occupy positions as department heads or above than men (68 per cent) three years after graduation.
A devastating financial crisis led business owners and corporate executives to be especially wary about adding staff or investing in new equipment. Some worry about risks from Washington or overseas. Others are seeing consumers maintain their slow-but-steady spending, providing little incentive to deploy their cash stockpiles.

Now, the country’s current resurgence could portend similar upticks elsewhere in Europe.

One of the more unique games announced at Gamescom was Silent Hills, the latest sequel in Konami’s bestselling horror franchise (which has also spawned two films). The world of gaming and movies combine in this new game, which is being developed by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain creator Hideo Kojima and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro. The game will star The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus.
In the original casting, Michael Keaton was set to play the character. However, ABC executives begged the writers and producers to keep Jack alive. They believed the character was too likeable to die off so quickly. The writers agreed. Michael Keaton was not interested in signing up for a long-running show. Instead, the role of Jack was given to Matthew Fox. The rest is TV history.
发展最迅速的初创公司往往具有全球化的视野。未来一年,美国总统特朗普已经实施的移民限制,以及英国作为退欧的一部分而在考虑的限制措施,可能会对企业招聘形成障碍。
专家警告说,在普通词汇中添加数字或符号根本没用。斯莱恩说:“黑客们都知道你的小伎俩,对容易破解的密码稍作调整不会更安全。”

The EU’s Americas gambits
中国厂商:中国汽车进军美国?巴菲特持股的比亚迪汽车公司称,它将于2015年登陆美国市场,吉利汽车也将于2016年进入美国市场。不过自2006年起,我们就一直在听说中国车企要登陆美国。中国汽车最大的硬伤是做工问题。中国有80多家汽车厂商,生产的车型多达524款,研发资金铺得太开,太单薄,以至于很难获得有意义的业绩。
Additional reporting by Ma Nan

Drones and police roadblocks were reportedly used to enforce the measures.

Those measures expired at the end of June. In the next 3 weeks, the rate of infection tripled.

On Aug. 21, new confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 10,000 per day.

In the week and a half since, new cases have declined a bit from that peak, but before the uptick began in early July, that figure had been 500 cases or lower for about 2 months.

A rapid reopening, especially in terms of nightlife and family gatherings, has been cited as partly to blame.

在美国许多人居住的大面积地区之中,只有东部在2014年记录到低于平均气温的温度,这与西部的异常高温形成了鲜明对比。有专家认为,造成美国这些极端温度的天气模式是温室气体排放的间接后果,但这个观点尚有待证明。
We learned that you can never turn a wolf into a pet dog.

“In both countries, we have also seen a sharp decrease in the average age of those infected, from 60 to 37 years in Spain, and about the same in the U.S., and almost half of those who test positive are asymptomatic in both countries,” said Amira Roess, PhD, MPH, a professor of global health and epidemiology at George Mason University in Virginia.

上海软科教育信息咨询有限公司于上周三发布的2018年“世界大学学术排名”显示,中国有62所研究型大学入围这份全球500强高校榜单。

Choose the number next to each statement that best reflects your feelings.

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In local currency terms exports managed slight growth of 0.6 per cent last month, besting expectations of 0.1 per cent contraction but still down substantially from growth of 5.9 per cent in November. Imports grew 10.8 per cent in renminbi terms, more than double the expected 4.8 per cent but down 2.2 percentage points from the month prior.

In comparison, second-tier cities reported worsening congestion, an increase of 3.7% on average, with Chongqing, Changchun, Jiaxing and Shenyang leading the rate of growth at over 7%.
眼看11月就要过去了,正如我周一写的那样,往年经验表明,9支球队很有可能已经被踢出季后赛地竞争行列了。然而,他们中没有一支球队表明要摆烂。
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看看这些:

“It’s easy to say younger people are more likely to have a milder disease, not be hospitalized, and that’s true, but they’re not immune,” noted Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH, a health policy research professor and co-director of the Center for Improving the Public’s Health through Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.

不过,在长达四小时的马拉松般的颁奖典礼中,《月光男孩》所获奖项一度与《爱乐之城》并驾齐驱。巴里?詹金斯(Barry Jenkins,文首图中)和塔雷尔?阿尔文?麦克拉尼(Tarell Alvin McCraney,文首图右)获得了最佳改编剧本奖。马赫沙拉?阿里(Mahershala Ali)获得最佳男配角奖,这是美国穆斯林男演员首位获得奥斯卡奖。
今年,纽约市公寓的平均售价突破了100万美元(约合人民币623万元),这是一个影响深远的里程碑。随着城市人口的激增,错过了上一轮楼市繁荣期的社区,都见证了房价和楼盘数量的增长。

Sweden’s Proponent of ‘Feminist Foreign Policy,’ Shaped by Abuse
这些人造耳朵对那些遭受过耳朵伤害或者耳朵停滞发育即患有小耳畸形的人来讲是巨大的福音。

1. "Game of Thrones" (5.9 million)
“为了让世界更好,我想到了一台革命性的净水器” 谷歌引用了张天羽的原话,“它能够大量转化江河湖海里的污水,把它们变成安全卫生的净水。人和动物喝这种水,会活得更健康。”
Isolated in northern China, this virus was similar to the virus that spread before 1957. For this reason, individuals born before 1957 were generally protected, however children and young adults born after that year were not because they had no prior immunity. By January 1978, the virus had spread around the world, including the United States. Because illness occurred primarily in children, this event was not considered a true pandemic. Vaccine containing this virus was not produced in time for the 1977-78 season, but the virus was included in the 1978-79 vaccine.

In month-on-month terms prices rose only 0.6 per cent nationwide, the first time growth fell below one percentage point in three months and well down from a peak of 2.1 per cent in September.

Gitanjali said she wanted to further refine the device so it could eventually go on the market.

在不久的将来,罗根(休?杰克曼饰)已迈入暮年。他在墨西哥边境附近的一个藏身所里照顾着重病的X教授(帕特里克?斯图尔特饰)。他计划隐世度日,但他遇见了一个非常像他的年轻变异人劳拉(达芙妮?基恩饰)后,这个计划搁置了。罗根必须保护这个女孩,与要捕杀她的黑暗势力斗争。
当科比的身体长到了6尺6寸时,高中时期的他已经是一个相当中型身板的家伙。可以想象,在1996年,想抵挡住17岁的科比进攻就很难。我相信,这几乎是不可能的。
Aoki-san is a pleasure to work withon storyboard. With Aoki-san on the team it feels like a sure thing. The visionof these animations will be perfect.
23% of wealthy Chinese women work in real estate and 18% of them are involved in finance and investment, followed by manufacturing accounting for 14%.

Next year, crude from Libya--which experienced major problems exporting its oil in 2013 because of internal disputes--could flow again. Iraqi output also is set to increase. Even Iran, shut out of global markets for years, could return if an agreement is reached to relax sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear development. All this could add as much as two million to three million barrels a day of Middle East output.
About now, new CEO Gorman is probably learning that the meager profits of a retail brokerage can't pay for all those monster Wall Street bonuses. Expect Gorman to decide that Morgan Stanley should be a lot more like trader Goldman Sachs, after all.
什么?他的公司利用贝南克印刷的低息钞票还没赚够?于是他将“增长速度降低”归咎于“财政紧缩”?就在贝南克错以为国会失灵、他才是美国的救星,所以继续以数万亿的规模吹胀美联储资产负债表泡沫的时候?

That scenario may not be unfamiliar to Americans, who have seen their president dismiss the severity of the pandemic and say he takes no “responsibility at all” for the response.

Some states imposed strict restrictions early. Others imposed them later on and rolled them back earlier than experts said was safe, leading to a resurgence in the United States.

6. 《火星救援》(The Martian)。在布满红色岩石的山坡与丘陵之间,雷利·斯科特(Ridley Scott)这部非常令人满意的太空西部片既源自一个历史悠久的类型,也源自他的殿堂级遗产。

两间卧室位于二楼,其中包括主卧,该卧室是一个大套间的一部分,这个套间里还有一座壁炉、一间步入式衣帽间和一座可俯瞰海湾的阳台。走廊边的一间办公室也通往这座阳台。其他的卧室都在三楼。其中有一间可通过山墙上的扇骨半圆窗俯瞰海湾。
'You can't put a price on the look on her face when she's on stage in her costumes.'
With a bit of help from Charles Dickens, let’s take a look back at the year in which almost nothing worked:
“With the vast number of cutting-edge, eco-friendly faux furs available on the market today, I'm sure you'll agree that there's no longer any excuse for killing animals for their fur.”

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What deserves to be mentioned the most is, Uber and Tesla Motors Inc did not make it to the list. "Both Uber and Tesla do innovate, but not at a sufficient level to feature in the Top 100 list of innovative organizations around the globe as measured by patent metrics of volume, success, globalization and impact. They neither have sufficiently large portfolios to qualify for inclusion with less than 100 granted inventions during 2010-2014," Stembridge said.
"This year promises to bring Australia and China closer and provide more opportunities for further engagement, be it in tourism and travel or more broadly in trade, sport and culture or social and academic exchanges," says Ciobo.

Ma Nan补充报道

The official non-manufacturing PMI came in at 54.3 in October, down from a recent peak of 55.4 a month prior. A key sub-index for the services sector likewise fell 0.9 points from its September peak to 53.5. Even the construction industry appeared worse off, with a sub-index for the sector dropping 2.6 points to 58.5.
The writer is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment and a former World Bank country director for China. Read other predictions for the world economy, politics and finance in 2012 at www.ft.com/thealist
'It's a crazy resemblance,' Carlson said. 'Every time I watch [the movie], it's weird because it's like I'm watching myself. It's kind of creepy.'

对于更多的普通投资者而言,在标普500指数回报高于历史平均值的大背景下,2014年是充满挫折的一年。
大多数接受调查的人都提到了社交媒体的积极影响,包括与熟人社交、获得更多信息等等。

While there’s a mask mandate in Nashville, neighboring Williamson County let their mandate expire earlier this week, she noted.

In the true-crime drama “Foxcatcher,” the actor Steve Carell, best known for comedy, loses himself behind a prosthetic facade in portraying the multimillionaire John E. du Pont. The standout in the makeup package is the beaklike nose he sports.

They will also be required for children over age 6 in Spain.

Five schools from five different countries are ranked for the first time. Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business is the highest new entrant coming straight into 36th place. Canada’s Queen’s Smith School of Business registered the best progression, climbing 32 places to 67th.

今年三分之二新上市股票目前的交易价格高于发行价。据旗下管理着专注于IPO的交易所交易基金(ETF)的Renaissance Capital介绍,平均而言,2017年美国新上市股票的股价涨幅大约是标准普尔500指数(S&P 500)的两倍,达到20%。
2016年的年度色彩与以往不同,它是两种颜色的组合:粉水晶(Rose Quartz,一种矿物粉色)和宁静蓝天(Serenity,一种淡蓝色)。在该公司的网站上,这两种颜色浑然融为一体,看不清它们的界线。

[slu:]
n. 意识,知觉,自觉,觉悟
由施普林格自然集团出版的杂志《肿瘤生物学》上周宣布,调查显示,这107篇论文的同行评审过程存在问题,因此已被撤稿。

On January the U.S. government levied a $70 million fine on Honda for failing to disclose, as required, more than 1,700 deaths and injuries in its vehicles to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA).
法国兴业银行(Societe Generale)国际策略师基特?朱克斯(Kit Juckes)说,过去30年破灭的三个世界级金融大泡沫背后,都是“美联储(Fed)太久时间将政策利率维持在名义经济增长率之下”。
Most of these islands were owned by corporations planning tourism, but also by individuals who built private clubhouses to entertain friends.

The Warriors played pre-season games in China in 2013 against the Los Angeles Lakers, but it will be the first time the Timberwolves visit China.
Against: To some extent it's divided American audiences, perhaps damaging its hopes of winning best film.