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2016年06月20日

fight against desertification

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance and the "Belt & Road" Joint Action High-level Dialogue in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2016.
BEIJING, June 17 -- Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Friday that combating desertification is a shared responsibility that requires efforts from all countries.

As a nation confronted with severe challenges from desertification, China has taken effective measures to contain the spread of desertification, Wang said in his keynote speech when attending an activity featuring the fight against desertification.

The country will strengthen its efforts to preserve the environment and strive to build a beautiful China, he continued.

There is also a pressing need for countries along the Belt and Road to combat desertification, Wang said, while calling for deeper cooperation between related countries and international organizations.

He said China will continue to increase its input to help developing nations cope with desertification, thereby safeguarding the world's ecological security and promoting sustainable development.
  


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2016年05月24日

over the glass mountain

Long they rode, and on they rode, till they came to a dark and ugly glen Beauty Box. There they stopped and she alighted. At that moment she noticed a pin sticking in the hide of the Bull. She pulled it out and at once the Bull changed into the most handsome young knight she had ever seen. He thanked her for breaking his cruel enchantment.

  "But alas," said he, "you must stick the pin back into my skin, for before I can be finally released from this cruel spell, I must go and fight the devil. While I'm away Beauty Box, you must sit here on this stone and never move either your hands or your feet till I return. If everything about you changes to blue, I'll have won and this spell will be broken for ever, but if everything turns red, the devil will have conquered me and we'll never meet again."

  So the maiden did as the knight had told her, and stuck the pin into his skin. At once he changed back into the Black Bull and galloped off. She sat on the stone Beauty Box, and by and by everything around her turned blue. Overcome with joy, she lifted one foot and crossed it over the other.

  The Black Bull returned and looked for the lass, but he could not find her.

  Long she sat, and wept, until she was wearied. At last she got up and sadly went away, not knowing where she was going. On she wandered till she came to a great hill of glass that she tried to climb, but could not. Round the bottom of the hill she went, looking for a path over the hill, till at last she came to a smithy. The blacksmith promised, if she would serve him for seven years, to make her a pair of iron shoes, and with these she would be able to climb over the glass mountain.  


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2016年05月11日

By next winter

In order to protect the tiger from the hunters' arrows and spears seo company hong kong, the magistrate ordered a large copper pendent made to hang around the beast's neck. The words "Fu Chee" were engraved on the pendent meaning Tiger Son. To show her deep gratitude, Chen Ma knelt down in front of the magistrate and knocked her forehead three times. Then she led Fu Chee back to their home in the forest.

  By next winter, Fu Chee had grown into his maximum size. Chen Ma's hut was in danger of collapsin

  g whenever the tiger became playful thermage. Reluctantly, she allowed Fu Chee to make his home inside a cave nearby.

  However, the affectionate tiger came back to visit his adopted mother often, always bearing a gift in his mouth -- a dead deer or a large piece of tree branch. Also Woven Labels, he still liked to lick her shoes and to have his ears rubbed. Chen Ma's needs were being cared for just as if her natural son was still alive!

  After Chen Ma died at the ripe old age past one hundred, the hunters noticed Fu Chee guarded her tomb nightly. They left him unmolested as he had never attacked any humans or domestic animals. This went on for a number of years and then one day the tiger was seen no more.

  Out of deep respect and admiration for the filial tiger son, the hunters erected a small stone monument at Chen Ma's tomb with Fu Chee's story engraved on it. Henceforth, Fu Chee became a household legend in that part of Shanxi Province.  


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2016年04月08日

I appreciate your support

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It is my most humble request, then hk service apartments for rent, that you help us end this conflict, so that two more people can have the chance to become free and healthy, and so there will be just a little bit less animosity and bitterness in a world that is already far too troubled by suffering.

I thank you for your kind attention. Respectfully,

Elizabeth M. Gilbert

I read it to Iva, and she nodded her approval. "I would sign that," she said.

I handed the petition over to her with a pen ud zephyrus v2, but she was too busy driving, so she said, "No, let's say that I did just sign it. I signed it in my heart."


"Thank you, Iva. " "Now, who else would sign it?" she asked.

"My family. My mother and father. My sister."

"OK," she said. "They just did. Consider their names added. I actually felt them sign it. They're on the list now. OK--who else would sign it? Start naming names."

So I started naming names of all the people who I thought would sign this petition. I named all my close friends, then some family members and some people I worked with. After each name, Iva would say with assurance, "Yep. He just signed it," or "She just signed it." Sometimes she would pop in with her own signatories, like: "My parents just signed it. They raised their children during a war. They hate useless conflict. They'd be happy to see your divorce end."

I closed my eyes and waited for more names to come to me. "I think Bill and Hillary Clinton just signed it," I said.

"I don't doubt it," she said. "Listen, Liz--anybody can sign this petition. Do you understand

that? Call on anyone, living or dead, and start collecting signatures." "Saint Francis of Assisi just signed it!"

"Of course he did!" Iva smacked her hand against the steering wheel with certainty.  


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2016年03月01日

without any form of announcement

“Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform’s co-founder. It’s atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company to seemingly disappear without any form of announcement heatvape.
Nivi still lists himself on LinkedIn as presently working at AngelList as a co-founder. When TechCrunch asked Nivi about his departure from AngelList, he responded, “That’s right, I have no role at the company and left recently for my own reasons, to work on something new.”
When asked “Were there any claims of misconduct related to your departure?,” Nivi replied “I’ve also heard about some of the rumors at TC. They’re not true. Any implication that I left for related reasons is not true.” A request for clarification about what rumors he was referring to received no on-the-record response, though TechCrunch has received allegations from three sources about Nivi’s behavior.
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi’s LinkedIn photo
AngelList refused to answer questions about the circumstances of Nivi’s departure, whether it was related to any misconduct, or whether it had struck any settlements surrounding Nivi’s departure. Jenkin and AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant were steadfast in their refusal to discuss the matter, though TechCrunch will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Nivi’s departure.
[Update 4:30pm Pacific: The New York Times has now published a report confirming our suspicions about Nivi’s behavior and AngelList being bound to silence by a non-disparagement agreement. NYT’s Katie Benner writes that Nivi “said things that made Julie Ruvolo, a contractor, uncomfortable about working at the company. His comments included a suggestion that the women, who were not employees diamond coral, warm up the pool by jumping in and rubbing their bodies together.”]
Nivi co-founded AngelList in 2010 to create a hub to connect startup founders, investors and job seekers. Nivi worked in an outward facing role, drumming up support for the platform with his affiliated website of startup tips called VentureHacks. Nivi published blog posts there sporadically through 2013, but beyond a single January 2016 article, he hasn’t published there since 2014.
News of Nivi’s recent departure comes just days after TechCrunch broke news that one of AngelList’s employees Lee Jacobs is now on indefinite paid leave. The absence comes amidst an investigation into complaints of alleged sexual misconduct by Lee toward a woman at a 2013 event in San Francisco before he was hired by AngelList.
As Silicon Valley begins to come to grips with its poor treatment of women, and support builds for victims and whistleblowers who speak out, behavior of investors and founders is coming under closer scrutiny.
In some cases, though, non-disparagement agreements can silence those who might surface complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination, misconduct or assault. These non-disparagement agreements are commonly included in settlements over these kinds of complaints. But they can also be included in severance packages or even employment offers.
For Silicon Valley’s culture shift to continue Managed Security, startups and venture capital firms will need to implement comprehensive and enforceable sexual harassment policies, and allies of all genders and identities will need to stand up against inequality.
TechCrunch is seeking more information regarding Nivi’s departure from AngelList. If you have information, please contact us at: josh at techcrunch dot com or via Signal encrypted chat at (585)750-5674  


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2016年02月23日

The cloud cover was low


Shadow remembered seeing the girl in Hennings Farm and Home Supplies, the flash of a shy blue-braced smile, how beautiful he had known she was going to be, one day. "I'll come," he said.

There were two dozen men and women waiting in the lobby of the fire station. Shadow recognized Hinzelmann, and several other faces looked familiar. There were police officers, and some men and women in the brown uniforms of the Lumber County Sheriff's departmentBusiness Broadband.

Chad Mulligan told them what Alison was wearing when she vanished (a scarlet snowsuit, green gloves, blue woollen hat under the hood of her snowsuit) and divided the volunteers into groups of three. Shadow, Hinzelmann, and a man named Brogan comprised one of the groups. They were reminded how short the daylight period was, told that if, God forbid, they found Alison's body they were not repeat not to disturb anything, just to radio back for help, but that if she was alive they were to keep her warm until help came.

They were dropped off out on County W. Hinzelmann, Brogan, and Shadow walked along the edge of a frozen creek. Each group of three had been issued a small handheld walkie-talkie before they left.


and the world was gray. No snow had fallen in the last thirty-six hours. Footprints stood out in the glittering crust of the crisp snow kangertech ecig.

Brogan looked like a retired army colonel, with his slim mustache and white temples. He told Shadow he was a retired high school principal. "I wasn't getting any younger. These days I still teach a little, do the school play-that was always the high point of the year anyhow-and now I hunt a little and have a cabin down on Pike Lake, spend too much time there." As they set out Brogan said, "On the one hand, I hope we find her. On the other, if she's going to be found, I'd be very grateful if it was someone else who got to find her, and not us. You know what I mean?"

Shadow knew exactly what he meant.

The three men did not talk much. They walked, looking for a red snowsuit, or green gloves, or a blue hat, or a white body. Now and again Brogan, who had the walkie-talkie, would check in with Chad Mulligan.

At lunchtime they sat with the rest of the search party on a commandeered school bus and ate hot dogs and drank hot soup. Someone pointed out a red-tailed hawk in a bare tree, and someone else said that it looked more like a falcon, but it flew away and the argument was abandoned.

Hinzelmann told them a story about his grandfather's trumpet, and how he tried playing it during a cold snap, and the weather was so cold outside by the barn, where his grandfather had gone to practice, that no music came out.

"Then after he came inside he put the trumpet down by the woodstove to thaw. Well, the family're all in bed that night and suddenly the unfrozen tunes start coming out of that trumpet. Scared my grandmother so much she nearly had kittens travel and tourism news."

The afternoon was endless, unfruitful, and depressing. The daylight faded slowly: distances collapsed and the world turned indigo and the wind blew cold enough to burn the skin on your face. When it was too dark to continue, Mulligan radioed to them to call it off for the evening, and they were picked up and driven back to the fire station.  


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2016年02月02日

all processing is done locally

Sticky’s core tech is an auto cut-out feature that quickly extracts your selfie from whatever background you snapped against so that it can be repurposed into sharable social currency as a standalone sticker Enterprise Data Backup.

“We trained neural networks to find different objects on a photo/ video and even on a live video stream. So basically our trained neural networks are looking for a person on a photo. That’s all we need. Then we cut out the background and the sticker is ready,” explains Airapetyan, describing it as a “very complex tech behind an easy user experience”.

The app lets you leave your cut-out selfie without any background, or edit the background lightly — by tapping through a few full-fill colors options — to make the sticker a bit more visually impactful. You can also add a white border around your selfie for extra stickerish delineation reenex.

Airapetyan says more options are planned on the background front in future — including the ability to superimpose selfie stickers over photos of your choice.

It’s fair to say that, at this MVP stage, the cut-out feature is by no means perfect. It can get very confused by hair, for instance. And certain (high or low) lightning conditions can easily result in bits of your cheek going missing. But with a bit of trial and error you can get a reasonable result — and without having to spend much time on it.

Also worth noting: on the device, according to Airapetyan Laser Sticker.

From here, Sticky shows its Prisma pedigree — as you can tap on your cut-out selfie to apply a Prisma-ish style transfer effect (the version I tested had two style options, a black and white and a color style, but the plan is to add lots more “cool comic and cartoon-like styles”, says Airapetyan).

  


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2016年01月20日

so fixedly contrasting with the rest



The sea of black and threatening waters, and of destructiveupheaving of wave against wave, whose depths were yet unfathomed andwhose forces were yet unknown. The remorseless sea of turbulentlyswaying shapes, voices of vengeance, and faces hardened in thefurnaces of suffering until the touch of pity could make no mark onthem HKUE DSE.

But, in the ocean of faces where every fierce and furious expressionwas in vivid life, there were two groups of faces- each seven innumber- that never did searoll which bore more memorable wrecks with it.

Seven faces ofprisoners, suddenly released by the storm that had burst their tomb,were carried high overhead: all scared, all lost, all wondering andamazed, as if the Last Day were come, and those who rejoiced aroundthem were lost spirits. Other seven faces there were, carriedhigher, seven dead faces, whose drooping eyelids and half-seen eyesawaited the Last Day. Impassive faces, yet with a suspended- not anabolished- expression on them; faces, rather, in a fearful pause, ashaving yet to raise the dropped lids of the eyes, and bear witnesswith the bloodless lips, "THOU DIDST IT HKUE ENG!"

Seven prisoners released, seven gory heads on pikes, the keys of theaccursed fortress of the eight strong towers, some discoveredletters and other memorials of prisoners of old time, long dead ofbroken hearts, such, and such-like, the loudly echoing footsteps ofSaint Antoine escort through the Paris streets in mid-July, onethousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

Now, Heaven defeat the fancyof Lucie Darnay, and keep these feet far out of her life! For, theyare headlong, mad, and dangerous; and in the years so long after thebreaking of the cask at Defarge's wine-shop door, they are noteasily purified when once stained red HKUE ENG.

HAGGARD SAINT ANTOINE had had only one exultant week, in which tosoften his modicum of hard and bitter bread to such extent as hecould, with the relish of fraternal embraces and congratulations, whenMadame Defarge sat at her counter, as usual, presiding over thecustomers. Madame Defarge wore no rose in her head, for the greatbrotherhood of Spies had become, even in one short week, extremelychary of trusting themselves to the saint's mercies. The lampsacross his streets had a portentously elastic swing with them.  


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2015年12月16日

た藩邸などを


The turnkey fired the little pile, which blazed high and hot.Stooping again to come out at the low-arched door, they left itburning, and retraced their way to the courtyard; seeming to recovertheir sense of hearing as they came down, until they were in theraging flood once more.

They found it surging and tossing, in quest of Defarge himself.Saint Antoine was clamorous to have its wine-shop keeper foremost inthe guard upon the governor who had defended the Bastille and shot thepeople. Otherwise, the governor would not be marched to the Hotel deVille for judgment. Otherwise, the governor would escape, and thepeople's blood (suddenly of some value, after many years ofworthlessness) be unavenged water purifier hong kong.

In the howling universe of passion and contention that seemed toencompass this grim old officer conspicuous in his grey coat and reddecoration, there was but one quite steady figure, and that was awoman's. "See, there is my husband!" she cried, pointing him out. "SeeDefarge!" She stood immovable close to the grim old officer, andremained immovable close to him; remained immovable close to himthrough the streets, as Defarge and the rest bore him along;remained immovable close to him when he was got near hisdestination, and began to be struck at from behind; remained immovableclose to him when the long-gathering rain of stabs and blows fellheavy; was so close to him when he dropped dead under it, that,suddenly animated, she put her foot upon his neck, and with hercruel knife-long ready-hewed off his head HairWorks.

The hour was come, when Saint Antoine was to execute his horribleidea of hoisting up men for lamps to show what he could be and do.Saint Antoine's blood was up, and the blood of tyranny anddomination by the iron hand was down- down on the steps of the Hotelde Ville where the governor's body lay- down on the sole of the shoeof Madame Defarge where she had trodden on the body to steady it formutilation. "Lower the lamp yonder!" cried Saint Antoine, afterglaring round for a new means of death; "here is one of his soldiersto be left on guard!" The swinging sentinel was posted, and the searushed on diamond coral.  


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2015年12月08日

昔の小学校


今は、その姿を消しつつあるようだ。
薪(まき)を背負い、熱心に読書しながら歩いている姿は勤勉の模範とされる。
明治14年に出版された二宮金次郎の伝記的な書『報徳記』に
「『大学』の書を懐にして、途中歩みなから是を誦し、少も怠らず」
と出てく願景村 洗腦る。
このように書かれているが、どうも時代背景から言って、
読みながら歩くことはしていなかっただろうと言われる。

二宮金次郎は、当時人気の人物だったのだろう。
明治24年の幸田露伴の著書『二宮尊徳翁』の挿絵に、
狩野派の小林永興が、やはり薪を背負った尊徳像を入れた。
これでイメージが定着したようだ。
その構図のヒントになったのは中国の故事にならった「朱買臣図(しゅばいしんず)」。
薪を肩に担ぎ、歩きながら本を読んでいるのは、やはり似願景村 洗腦ている。

また、幸田露伴がヒントにしたのではないかと言われているのは、
イギリスのジョン・バンヤンが著した『天路歴程』の挿絵。
旅の巡礼らしい人物が重いものを背負い、
聖書を読みながら歩を進めているというもの。
これも似ている。

二宮金次郎が読んでいる本は、
上記にある通り「四書五経」の『大学』らしい。
『大学』は、「正心、修身、斉家、治国」を説くもの。
尊徳が、小田原藩の分家領地の農村改革は、それらの思想で成されたと言われている。
まさに彼の思想に近い。

以前、二宮金次郎の姿は、勤勉の象徴だったが、
今は、ちょっと違う。この姿に重なるのは、
歩きスマホは、やめまし益生菌ょう?  


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