Forecast Report No. 7
(May 20, 2020)
Guido David, Ph.D.
University of the Philippines
Fellow, OCTA Research
Ranjit Singh Rye, MPA
Fellow, OCTA Research
Ma Patricia Agbulos, MBM
Associate, OCTA Research
With contributions from
Erwin Alampay, Ph.D.
Emmanuel Lallana, Ph.D.
CEO, Ideacorp, Inc.
Rodrigo Angelo Ong, MD
Science Society Program
College of Science
University of the Philippines
Elmer Soriano, MD and MPA.
Benjamin Vallejo Jr. Ph.D.
College of Science
University of the Philippines
First, says Tom Kozenski, a supply-chain expert at consulting and training firm RedPrairie, most people still think of logistics -- if they think of it at all -- as a "non-sexy" field centered on boring, low-paid warehouse work.
When Tom Ravenscroft left Oxford university with a degree in econ-om-ics and management in 2007, he wanted to be a management consultant. He even had a job offer from Oliver Wyman, following an internship. “I had no career vision beyond going into business. It was a very hazy concept,” he says.
Figure 1 shows the reproduction number R for the entire Philippines from April 1 to May 16, plotted as a re-filtered 7-day moving average. The reproduction number R measures the rate of spread of Covid-19. A value R > 1 indicates that the pandemic is spreading and the number of new Covid-19 cases is increasing, while R < 1 indicates this number is decreasing. The reproduction number R has been decreasing since April 1, from 2.5 to less than 1 currently. The decrease in the reproduction number may be solely attributed to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), despite some challenges the nation faced with regard to mass testing and contact tracing. On the other hand, the nationwide trend only shows the average for the entire country. Trends vary according to region, province and LGU. It is towards this end that there has always been a need for more granular analysis of the pandemic. In the next sections, we look at the trends in specific provinces and LGUs in the Philippines that are currently under ECQ, MECQ and GCQ.
Adapted from an online novel Queen of No.11 Agent, the TV series is about the adventure of a female slave Chu Qiao and her romance with a prince Yan Xun.
Ever since the 1994 World Cup, the average scoring has been on a steady downward slope. In 2010 it bottomed out at 2.27, the second lowest average in World Cup history (1990 averaged just 2.20).
In fact, create a hard and fast rule to keep work and job searching separate. That means no sneaking out for a phone interview. No browsing job boards. No applying or networking with your work email address. "You don't watch porn at work, and you don't work on your résumé at work," Kay says. "You just don't."
纽约人向专栏提出的问题，不仅取决于他们的个人情况，还取决于当今的重大问题，比如住房成本上升、士绅化、豆腐渣工程。最终，2014年成为了一个一切都在增长的年份，增长的包括房价、租金，以及最重要的——楼盘数量。根据纽约房地产委员会(Real Estate Board of New York)的数据，10月批准建设的单元达到了16700套。
1. Cannes has a dirty underbelly
Wishing you all the blessings of a beautiful season.愿你拥有美丽的新年所有的祝福。
7. Flying Lotus “You’re Dead” (Warp) The new fusion makes no apologies for the old fusion, just a series of upgrades. As a producer, Flying Lotus values continuity as much as disruption, hazy beauty as well as jump-cut clamor. His suitelike reflection on death leaves room for irreverent wit — and, on “Never Catch Me,” one of the year’s best verses by Kendrick Lamar.
Group C: Marikina, Valenzuela, Malabon, Navotas and Pateros.
Nepal remains a fabulous choice for budget-conscious travelers, whether it's the country's world-famous trekking routes or the wildlife in the southern region. Travel costs per day are as low as $50 on average.
President Obama leads the pack. On top of the $400,000 a year, he gets a tax-free expense account worth $50,000. The salary was last raised by Congress in 2001.
One of the two artefacts which has a metal ring attach to it was discovered in the Yizheng city in western Jiangsu.
Paris is the only Eurozone country in the top 10, and sees a drop of three places, which the report says may be due to falling confidence in the euro.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent
China’s handling of its state reserves of raw materials such as cotton and sugar will be a key factor shaping the direction of agricultural commodities in 2017, according to a major lender to agribusinesses.
Few of the Fed's forecasts have proceeded according to plan over the course of the sharp economic downturn and choppy recovery, a fact that Fed officials now openly acknowledge. 'We have been disappointed in the pace of growth, and we don't fully understand why,' Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said at his final news conference last month.
《广告狂人》对时装的影响体现在品牌的发展当中，例如香蕉共和国(Banana Republic)就推出了《广告狂人》系列（这个系列是与该剧的服装主管贾妮·布赖恩特[Janie Bryant]联合设计的），而且很多心照不宣的地方在设计中更加随处可见：裁剪和印花，褶边和接缝；它的影响渗入了在秀台上普遍存在的一种鲜明理念：如果你缺乏灵感或者产生了审美怀疑，就去回顾60年代吧。
'It's going to get volatile to the upside,' he said.
除了跳舞，玛蒂还唱歌和表演，她已经出演了电视剧《美女上错身》(Drop Dead Diva)和《奥斯汀与艾丽》(Austin & Ally)。
Arizona, Texas Head List Of Best States For Expected Job Growth
Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO:
At its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, Mr Cook was mobbed by app makers who asked him to pose for selfies. By October’s iPad launch, he was even cracking jokes at his own expense. Clad in his habitual but unglamorous uniform of black untucked shirt and jeans, he said that Apple Watch had been well received by “people who know a lot about fashion and style — even more than I do”, pointing a knowing finger at the chuckling audience.
"Well, I believe I am a feminist because I believe that women deserve the same rights as men in every aspect of our economy and our society, here at home and around the world," Clinton said to applause. "You know, I've devoted a lot of my public life to advocating for women's rights being human rights, and making the case that we have to do everything we can, through laws, regulations, culture, to change the still-existing stereotypes that hold women back."
Man-made climate change is the main culprit for warming that was leading the world into “uncharted territory”, said Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring and attribution at the UK Met Office’s Hadley Centre for climate research, which released separate findings confirming the US analysis.
BROAD CITY (Comedy Central, Jan. 14) Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson return for a second season of satirizing the poses, compromises and sheer physical grossness of life in New York when you’re underemployed and self-absorbed.
Andersl?v, Sweden was plagued by residents with green hair. Johan Pettersson discovered that there was too much copper in their water.
The potential for conflict will force China and the US to redefine their roles in a shifting environment that neither is comfortable with. Tensions will be aggravated by anti-China sentiment during the American elections. Asian countries are in a position to delineate the boundaries of influence for these two powers but, given their varied interests, alliances will shift depending on individual concerns.
The overall 2018 ranking encompasses more schools than ever before – 1,250 universities located across 74 countries. This is an increase from the 1,000 schools in 65 countries included in last year's edition.
Russia's economy is the 10th largest in the world, producing little of value beyond hydrocarbons. Corruption and rent-seeking extract an enormous economic toll. It remains burdened with Soviet era infrastructure, and its ability to meet the educational and medical needs of its population is rapidly declining.
节目9 相声《这事儿不赖我》，曹云金 刘云天
In contrast to Hunter’s, her Piano co-star Anna Paquin’s Oscar seems to have no fixed abode, flitting between her sock drawer and on the floor next to her boots.
The company realised that "it was all a mistake and that he did it without thinking," a Google spokeswoman said last Wednesday.
6. Cutting Down on Saturated Fats Could Preserve Your Memory
As inevitably happens with all things trade in this White House a vigorous debate has erupted over the future of Korus, as the pact is known in Washington. Among the biggest opponents within the administration are the Trump security team, which thinks breaking commercial ties with an important ally in the middle of a geopolitical crisis is probably not a great idea. US business doesn’t like the idea either. Both are likely to mean at least some short-term delays in Washington carrying out any threats. But then again the politics are also volatile in Seoul. Might the new government there exercise its own right to pull out?
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to develop better ties with the United States no matter who wins next year's U.S. presidential election.
The Thai capital has bounced to the top of an annual list of the world's most popular travel destinations after spending several years in the wilderness (of second place).
That even at a lower profit margin (say, 40%) and a 1/3 cannibalization rate (i.e. customers buy one third fewer full-priced iPhones), the cheaper iPhone would increase Apple'srevenue and gross profits (see her spreadsheet above).
How the longer maternity leave policy is implemented is up to local governments to decide. Specific and legally-binding measures should be worked out at the national level to ensure the policy is carried out and properly enforced to ensure that women are not discriminated against by employers obsessed with minimizing their labor costs.
9. The brain literally starts eating itself when it doesn't get enough sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation causes the 'clearing' process that usually happens when we sleep to kick into hyperdrive, prompting the brain to clear a huge amount of neurons and synaptic connections away.
Dirk Philippa, portfolio manager of Fidelity International’s global property fund, has also cut investments in Hong Kong from a 6-8 per cent overweight two years ago, relative to benchmarks, to a 1 per cent overweight position.
A retrospective section will include movies produced by the Shanghai studio Wenhua, a company founded in 1946 that ushered a new era of Chinese art-house films, Zhang said, giving viewers "a glimpse of Chinese cinematic culture and history".
Figure 6 shows the average reproduction number R for the week from May 10 to May 16. The value of R for Cebu City has decreased below 1. This is a positive sign and shows the trend for new Covid-19 cases is decreasing. However, the raw numbers are still very high, (see Figure 5), and Cebu City needs to reduce the number of new Covid-19 cases even further. Laguna and Mandaue also have R < 1. Davao City and Batangas both have values of R just greater than 1 due to slightly increasing trends (based on the day-to-daily reports). On the other hand, Zamboanga City has a very high value of R, which indicates the numbers are escalating, and care must be taken to prevent the pandemic from spreading further. Zamboanga City needs to be closely monitored.
This year has been one of diverse and bold hair and makeup choices, from the frizzy, matted blue-tinted mane of the Witch in “Into the Woods” to the shimmering, expertly shaped pompadour of James Brown in “Get On Up.” In some cases, the absence of hair comes into play, like the bald, heavy-on-the-eyeliner look of Ramses in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”
This can involve everything from not responding to e-mails to not being aware of how you come across in an e-mail. If you have a bad habit of taking too long to check or respond to e-mails, you could miss important meetings or deadlines, cause delays or confusion, or come off as unprofessional.
“多年以来，我们看到中国增长势如破竹，而美国增长率却在下降，”保险商耆卫(Old Mutual)旗下资产管理公司Old Mutual Global Investors的亚洲股票业务主管乔希?克拉布(Josh Crabb)说，“但是，交易量下降得相当厉害，所以我们并不真的确定当前价格到底如何。看起来，香港市场的基本面展望非常严峻。”
Using the calculated values of R and the number of new daily Covid-19 cases per million of population, the level of risk in each LGU is given below. A province or LGU is considered to be “high risk” if R > 1 and the number of new Covid-19 cases per day is greater than 1 per million of population. A province or LGU is considered “medium risk” if the number of new Covid-19 cases per day is greater than 1 per million of population and R < 1. A province or LGU is considered “low risk” if the number of new Covid-19 cases per day is less than 1 per million of population. Provinces with no new Covid-19 cases during the past week from May 10 to 16 have been removed from this list (i.e. marked “safe”). Referencing our previous Reports (No. 6 and 6b), high risk is equivalent to Grade D, medium risk is equivalent to Grade C, and low risk is equivalent to Grade B (“Safe” is equivalent to Grade A). We will use the more popular level of risk metric: low, medium and high risk, in this and in succeeding reports.
We learned about a warehouse that is like a mausoleum for endangered species.
Batangas and Davao City both had a low number of cases for their population (but greater than 1). They were rated high risk because R > 1. Laguna had a low rate of transmission (i.e. R < 1), hence it was also included in the medium risk group. NCR, Cebu City and Zamboanga City are currently considered high risk.
Her predecessor David Cameron placed fifth in CNNMoney's previous ranking in March 2015 with his salary of ￡142,500, then worth $214,800. May is only seventh.
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Corkin died this year but shortly after, journalist Luke Dittrich published a book claiming Corkin buried inconvenient findings, shredded files, and acted unethically in gaining HM's consent.
For Calabarzon, we stated:
Overall, live and recorded content achieved equal scores overall of 8.8 out of 10, while online interaction and team-work were rated marginally lower.
We will do more to energize the non-public sector.
Paris (AFP) - Some 1,400 people living in France have either joined the jihadist cause in Syria and Iraq or are planning to do so, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday.
Walker places sixth thanks to Fast & Furious 6, the biggest hit of his career. He had finished shooting much of Fast & Furious 7 before the tragic car accident that took his life. Word is Universal won’t reshoot the film and will work around the actor’s death.
For Panay Island, we wrote:
Alternative fuels: For the first time since diesel-powered cars from Europe started arriving here in the 1950s, old first-person accounts about the joys of driving a diesel fall off to near zero. They are replaced by new first-person accounts about the joys of driving cars with ridiculously high horsepower like the 580-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge’s Challenger SRT Hellfire with 707 hp. Elsewhere: fuel-cell cars with their longer cruising range move center-stage, stealing the limelight from battery-powered cars.
'There are two ways of doing natural language processing: statistical or semantic,' D'Aloisio explains. A semantic system attempts to figure out the actual meaning of a text and translate it succinctly. A statistical system-the type D'Aloisio used for Summly-doesn't bother with that; it keeps phrases and sentences intact and figures out how to pick a few that best encapsulate the entire work. 'It ranks and classifies each sentence, or phrase, as a candidate for inclusion in the summary. It's very mathematical. It looks at frequencies and distributions, but not at what the words mean.'
For Davao City, we stated:
“Our forecasts, assuming a continued decrease in transmission due to the continued implementation of ECQ, project a total of 190 total cases of Covid-19 and 30 deaths by May 15. Continued strict implementation of the ECQ until such time is advised.”
John Hummel, chief investment officer for AIS Group, a fund manager with $400 million under management, said all the new sources of global oil are expensive to extract, and he sees U.S. shale output falling by 2015.
现在让我们去希腊。在2010年至2015年期间担任希腊统计局(Elstat)局长的安德烈亚斯?耶奥尔耶欧(Andreas Georgiou)，因揭露希腊2009年公共财政虚假数据并更正数据而面临指控。本周，以美国统计协会(American Statistical Association)为首的40个组织和651名个人签署声明，支持耶奥尔耶欧。
美国全国地产经纪商协会(National Association of Realtors)的数据显示，自去年7月份以来美国成屋销量每月都在下滑。这和美国借贷成本上升是同步的。由于美联储暗示将缩减购债计划的规模，整个经济的借贷成本不断上升。
5. Gross warns: 'Ponzi Scheme! Tipping Point! Credit Supernova!'
Grab your rolling bag, and pack your patience. The holiday air travel season is about to begin. And if you want to have a stress-free trip, the best advice we can give is to fly west.
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The ECQ has been working. The past ECQ has been critical in reducing transmission and deaths due to Covid-19 in the Philippines We know this because the reproduction number R, which measures the rate of spread of the pandemic, has been decreasing since the beginning of ECQ as shown in Figure 1. Based on our data, the value of R for the entire Philippines has been decreasing, and in a number of provinces around the country, the spread of Covid-19 is either controlled or in a decelerating trend. ECQ was successful despite limited testing and contact tracing in the country. It does not mean, however, that the positive trend is irreversible.
Although the value of R for the entire Philippines has been decreasing, provincial level and LGU level analysis is needed in order to identify those areas which have managed the pandemic well, and those areas where the pandemic is still ongoing. For NCR and Cebu City, the number of new Covid-19 cases is still very high, and the value of R > 1, so the risk level of the pandemic is still high. In short, the transmission of the virus in the country is not yet controlled.
Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses tallied a combined $205 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016, before management fees and taxes, Forbes said.
6.The Stock Market Plunge
So far this year, companies have announced 376 share-repurchase initiatives for a total of $261 billion, according to data from Birinyi Associates. That's nearly 72% higher than 2012, though slightly lower when compared to the same period in 2013, which was a record year for buybacks.
But Moonlight kept pace with it over the course of a marathon four-hour ceremony. Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney won best adapted screenplay, while Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor — the first Oscar for a Muslim American actor.
May the New Year be a time of laughter and real enjoyment for you. Best wishes.愿新年不仅是你欢笑的时刻，更是你欣喜的日子。祝福你。
On the other hand, the risk levels of the pandemic in Batangas, Davao City, and Zamboanga City are still significant. These areas should be monitored closely in the next weeks. Looking back at the case of Cebu City, which had only 24 Covid-19 cases on April 11 (with R = 0.88 at that time), new Covid-19 cases started to appear, and one month later, the number of cases in Cebu City had exceeded 1,400. This means that we cannot afford to be complacent, even in areas where the pandemic appears to be contained, because it takes just one spreader to start a second wave of the pandemic. The government should also closely monitor Samar and Oriental Mindoro, as a number of new Covid-19 cases appeared in those provinces recently.
Iron ore imports fell 12.3 per cent by volume in October from the previous month and 4.9 per cent from the same month a year earlier while coal imports were down 21.4 per cent from September and 30.7 per cent from a year earlier, according to Chinese customs data.
The low reading was driven by a fall in the production component, whereas the forward-looking new orders component increased for a sixth straight month.
The Atlanta-based group expects sales, adjusted for acquisitions, divestitures and currency fluctuations, to rise 3 per cent, compared with its earlier forecast of between 4 per cent and 5 per cent.
The next step? Jalava plans to upgrade the finger with an RFID tag and add wireless support. He also wants to add more memory, which seems pointless to us. If he needs more storage, he has nine other fingers he can chop off and replace with flash drives.
- Given the recent decision by government to loosen restrictions and based on the experience of other countries, the likelihood of a resurgence seems to be not a question of if but where, and how bad. The virus is still with us and we have not yet developed herd immunity. In order to sustain the gains from the last ECQ and to build a momentum towards pandemic deceleration, the government must ensure that health systems are capable of detecting, testing, isolating and treating every case of COVID-19, as well as tracing every contact. It should effectively enforce the rules on physical distancing and health safeguards especially in malls and other establishments allowed to operate under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). The gains that we achieved through our collective sacrifice should not be squandered by prematurely lifting or not strictly enforcing restrictions.
Theresa May is still facing resistance from within her own party. Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrats’ sage and leader, still thinks Brexit may not really happen.
Sliced into eight pieces, the pizza works out to $250 per slice, meaning it costs roughly $50 per bite.
Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO:
节目38 歌曲《Super Shero》，S.H.E
Despite being the most heavily nominated stars of the evening, Taylor - who did not attend the event - was overshadowed by 19-year-old singer Shawn who cleaned up at the awards show.
在牵手其他领域的精英这一点上，谷歌并非独家。今年早些时候，英特尔（Intel）便宣布与美国时尚设计师协会（Council of Fashion Designers of America，CFDA）和奢侈品零售商Opening Ceremony合作，设计智能手镯。时尚品牌汤丽柏琦（Tory Burch）也与Fitbit携手设计了与可穿戴技术创业公司Misfit Wearables的无线运动跟踪器Shine Tracker类似的吊坠与手镯。而苹果（Apple）也发掘了各行各业的人才，包括博柏利（Burberry）前任首席执行官安吉拉o阿伦德茨（担任零售主管）、伊夫o圣o洛朗（Yves Saint Laurent）前任首席执行官保罗o丹尼佛以及耐克（Nike）的前任设计主管本o谢弗。
As for the molecular motors, they’re geared up to bring huge potential to the fields of medicine and energy.
Online peer-to-peer broker Ezubao previously cheated about 900,000 investors out of more than 50 billion RMB through a giant Ponzi scheme, the Xinhua News Agency reported in February.
"Moreover, most Chinese families only have one child, so many of us return to China because we want to stay close to our family and friends," said a student surnamed Su, who gave up his job in the UK and returned to take care of his mother in China.
“The new money is interested in old masters, but it wants what Duveen sold to the robber barons. It wants names,” said Hugo Nathan, a co-founder of the London advisers Beaumont Nathan. He was referring to Joseph Duveen, the British art dealer who was responsible for bringing many great works of art to the United States.
- He had been stranded for five hours by the time help arrived.
Property prices in Hong Kong have surged over the past decade, but hit a peak in September when jitters about China’s economy took hold.
2. Wells Fargo
The 12 US schools that appear in this ranking are the most gender balanced on average, with cohorts that are 48 per cent female.
DeMarcus Cousins, Serge Ibaka and Lou Williams were all dealt in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline, leaving role players like Taj Gibson and P.J. Tucker as the biggest names to move right before the buzzer.
“In the drama, romance is the protagonist’s only pursuit. It seems that the meaning of her life is to have a romantic relationship with a Prince Charming. No, not only one, but three or four,” Douban user Jiuyuehuashang said.
In Sex and the City, Miranda and Carrie frequent a place called Magnolia Bakery at 401 Bleeker Street. After the episodes aired, hordes of people had to investigate those cupcakes. Nothing can incur cupcake mania quite like Carrie Bradshaw can. Magnolia Bakery received a huge boost in sales and customers. In fact, they were so popular that they had to hire a "bouncer" of sorts. Not quite your typical club bouncer, this bouncer was friendly and very interested in the finer points of cupcakes.
Baoneng’s raid has been bitterly resisted by Wang Shi, Vanke’s founder who has sought out white knights in a so far successful effort to retain control of the management-led company. The takeover battle fuelled a surge both in the price of Vanke’s Shenzhen-traded shares and Mr Yao’s known worth.
As foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, who broke free from a violent relationship in her 20s, is challenging assumptions in a traditionally male sphere.
No. The much-hyped US electric carmaker once promised to make 400,000 of its new dream machines in 2018. Its latest production targets imply 200,000-300,000. But serious glitches in battery production have meant a slow start, and Tesla’s record is not good. With Tesla yet to show it can wean itself off constant infusions of Wall Street cash, 2018 cold be a make or break year.
- However, this testing capability would not be enough if we were to re-open. We reiterate that contact tracing (CT) is an important component in the fight against Covid-19. Aggressive contact tracing should be a centerpiece of the strategy. It will allow government to identify high risk individuals and target them for isolation/quarantine. This way we can break infection transmission and avoid reverting to ECQ or unnecessarily prolonging the transition to GCQ – efforts that also hurt the economy and strain the psycho-social wellbeing of citizens.
- The challenge with CT is that it is labor intensive and time consuming. We laud government for committing resources to hire more contact tracers soon. But we need to mobilize other sectors of society to help undertake aggressive contract tracing. We need a people’s army of contact tracers. A possible first step is to re-task the PNP from primarily manning checkpoints and/or arresting quarantine violators to take the lead in contract tracing teams. As CT is similar to detective work, the police already have the basic skills to do it. A complementary step is to mobilize, on a voluntary basis, students from medical, nursing and other allied health professions as contract tracers. Each contact tracing team could be composed of police and students. Both the police and the students need minimal training to do contract tracing. But they should be given adequate support (remuneration, health insurance etc.) and the necessary protective equipment (medical grade face masks, face shields, and isolation gowns) and digital devices. The latter is important because documentation and reporting should be digital by default so that errors in reporting can be minimized. The data reporting and platform should be standardized. This tracing data once anonymized can be incorporated into the Covid-tracker and must also be made open to all stakeholders. We reiterate that cultivating a culture of open data sharing will go a long way to improving everyone’s (national government, local governments, private sector, civil society and individual citizens) effectiveness in contributing to the fight to stem the pandemic. Encouraging participative governance in this way can bring the country towards a better normal.
In the post-experience ranking, alumni from London Business School enjoyed the highest salaries on average three years after graduation at around $130,000 and the highest score for aims achieved (87 per cent). The programme was also ranked first for placement success and for international course experience. Its alumni were also ranked second for international mobility and career progress.
It had hit a record low of 48 in September, and was 49.9 in October.
Amy Poehler made out with Bono, Tina Fey mocked George Clooney's taste in women and Matt Damon emerged, bizarrely, as the night's recurring gag.
- The effective implementation of the current MECQ can be realized through an aggressive government information drive to inform individuals and businesses of their responsibilities on the new normal especially the guidelines issued by the various agencies. We exhort government to further refine and harmonize the various guidelines regarding the MECQ and ensure that they are cascaded to stakeholders. It also is important that government messaging should be made clearer and guidelines be localized effectively. Educating citizens and local partners would make them less prone to misinformation and confusion and less susceptible to simplistic solutions not based on sound policy. Proactive monitoring of public reception of guidelines and information would ensure immediate clarification and correction of confusing or wrong information.
Only three Hollywood productions, 'Furious 7', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', and 'Jurassic World', made it into the top 10 at the Chinese box office in 2015.
No. Ms Merkel may accept a small eurozone investment fund, but it will fall short of the French president’s ambitions. Mr Macron wants a “road map” to a budget equivalent to several percentage points of eurozone output, supervised by a finance minister, all to absorb economic shocks. Ms Merkel is inclined to acquiesce, but she has emerged politically weakened from federal elections and will be unable to impose such a decision on her largely sceptical public.
The average pay for executives in educational companies was the lowest, just over 2.8 million yuan and about one tenth that of their counterparts in the financial sector.
Yesterday, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Bank of China — two of the Big Four state-owned banks — both reported that full-year net profits had risen by less than 2 per cent in 2015.
May the bright and festive glow of New Year candle warm the days all the year through. Hoping you will have a wonderful time enjoying New Year that is happy in every way.愿明亮喜庆的新年烛光温暖一年中的每个日日夜夜，祝你欢欢喜喜度新年！
Dachis says: Fiat suffered through a slow global sales year in 2012. Sluggish sales were reflected in sluggish social activity as the company went in reverse on positive discussion around the web.
No details have been given about the content of the leaflets, though propaganda sent in the past has denounced North Korea's ruling family.
Slow growth around the world won't hurt the U.S. all that much. American exports might flatten out or even dip, but that would be offset by lower imports of petroleum because of sinking oil prices. So the trade deficit is unlikely to get further out of whack.
Wardrobe malfunctions was another common theme. Some hapless interviewees “showed up in sweatpants,” one “was wearing mismatched shoes,” and another “didn’t realize his zipper was down.”
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