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A jazz big band from the United States recently presented a concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai.

This is the first time Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra is touring China. The 23 y上海千花坊

oung musicians aged 16 to 19 were selected from across the US. And after two weeks’of intensive training in New

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e Performing Arts in Beijing, said Sean Jones, a renowned trumpeter and mentor of NYO Jazz.上海千花坊

In Shanghai NYO Jazz played two concerts including the show at Jazz at Lincoln Cen

ter, which featured a casual and intimate setting. The other show was at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.上海千花坊

The orchestra had an open rehearsal before the concert at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai. And

80 members of the public took part in the rehearsal, many of whom were parents with their school-age children.

上海千花坊女神会所Fourteen-year old Zhao Junhuan who was there with his father swayed in his seat to the rhy

thm of the music. Zhao, who has spent three years learning to play the drums, was impressed with the Am

erican boys’ performance, but said: “I will be able to play as well as them when I am their age”.上海千花坊

Shanghai-based music critic Gu Chao said that the young musicians showed e

xcellent technique that their performance was beyond his expectation. “What

these lacked in experience, they made up with their love for music,” he said.上海千花坊 女神会所”Watching them play I was conv

inced that jazz is alive and contemporary, and far from being outdated.”

Carnegie Hall in New York is one of the most celebrated concert halls in the world. And since 2013 the institution has

been bringing together outstanding musicians aged between 16 and 19 to form the NYO-USA, and NYO2, an inten上海千花坊

sive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14 to 17. In 2018, Car

negie Hall launched the NYO Jazz program, celebrating the big band tradition in American jazz music.

This year the 23 young musicians from 16 states in the US, led by acclaimed trumpeter Sean Jones and Grammy Award-上海千花坊女神会所

winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling embarked on a tour to China after a concert at the Carnegie Hall.

Speaking about the band, Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie上海千花坊

Hall, said: “The musicians who make up NYO Jazz’s 2019 roster are among the finest jazz players in the nati

on, passionate not only about music, but also dedicated to connecting with people across cultures.

“This summer promises to be a truly memorable on上海千花坊女神会所

e of life-changing experiences through unparalleled training wit

h esteemed jazz artists and extraordinary performances of America’s beloved art form aro

und the world as they serve as wonderful musical ambassadors for their country.”

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gical tale and excellent word-of-mouth, the film – the first Chinese animated film made in the IMAX for

mat – is proving to have long legs at the box office, eclipsing all other movies released in the same period.上海后花园

With a total box office of 4.1 billion yuan ($582 million) and counting, Ne Zhais the highest-grossing animated feature e

ver in China, and the fourth-largest theatrical release in the country’s box office history.

上海后花园女神会所Many industry pundits believe the film, whose screening period has been extended throug

h Sep 26, is sure to outpace Avengers: Endgameto be the third-highest earner at the Chinese box office.

An international forum on fossil protection was held Sunday in northeast China’s Heilo上海后花园

ngjiang province, attracting over 180 paleontologists worldwide, according to the organizer.

The paleontologists from more than ten countries including Russia, Japan and Fr

上海后花园女神会所ance exchanged views on fossil protection, tourism featuring geological cult

ures, the study of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary and other issues in Jiayin county in the province.

The county is home to the first K-Pg boundary layer discovered in China, which

marks the period when the extinction of dinosaurs and other species occurred about 66 million years ago.上海后花园

Paleontologists have made great achievements in the study of paleontological fossil in the county in past

years, said Volker Mosbrugger, an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, adding that the forum p上海后花园

romoted the development of paleontological study and the tourism in the county.

The four-day forum was hosted by Paleontological Society of上海后花园女神会所

China, during which seminars, field research and other events will be held.

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The meeting decided 上海乌托邦ve the early-warnin

g system for medicine shortages, implement a prod

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ory warning lines, and build up a reserve for medicine that may be in severe shortage.

The government will improve laws and regulations to guard against monopoly and manipulation of drug prices, and vio 上海乌托邦

lators will face significant fines, market prohibition, and criminal penalties.

The supply and price of basic and first-aid medicine should be also guaranteed, the Premier said at the meeting. 上海乌托邦品茶微信

The number of criminal cases reported to and in

vestigated by police in China in the first half of the year has seen a decrease of 6.7 上海乌托邦

percent year-on-year after dropping for three consecutive years, police sources said.

Eight kinds of serious violent crimes, such as intentional homicide, severe intenti

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a national meeting on public security and social order, held in Central China’s Wuhan city.

The meeting urged police authorities at all levels to promote the modernization of public security and social order 上海乌托邦

management with a focus on reform measures and the building of police big data.

It also stressed efforts to intensify police forces at the primary

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A music video made by a hospital in Southwest China’s Sichuan province and the local

health education authority recently went viral on the internet, cnr.cn reported Sunday.

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there may be something very, very profound about the way that sp

ace-time behaves – and why the universe is accelerating at the speed it is.上海夜生活品茶微信

There are two answers to that and it’s quite political, of course. Space flight is expensive. And if you’re interested purely in s

上海夜生活cientific research, then I think you can send a lot of robots, because you can get more of them.

But, it’s also true that human capability is far in excess of robots, so we need that.

Most scientists would say they don’t like space flights because it removes a lot of money from their activities.上海夜生活

On the second point, we’re going to Mars because there is nowhere else to go

上海夜生活品茶微信 Not to the other planets, so we have to stay here, or if we go anywhere, to Mars.

But I think as a civilization, we may need to start thinking of going somewhere.

Have you written any children’s books, or will you?上海夜生活

It’s tremendously difficult to write books for children. A friend of mine, Oliver Je

ffers, wrote a great children’s book. Every single word and sentence has to be so pr上海夜生活品茶微信

ecisely constructed; it’s an art, a real art. I’ve written for newspapers – you would well understand – and you can ha

v上海夜生活e different allowable paragraph lengths, and sometimes the shortest sentences in a paragraph are the most diffi

cult ones to write. I would love to write children’s books, but it’s a skill I don’t have now.

You’re a wine lover. Why not write a book on wine?上海夜生活品茶微信

I’m a big fan of wine writer Jancis Robinson. For wine, I’m still on the learning curv

e. I started collecting it to drink, but I don’t collect it as investment; it’s more like a sort of exploration. I like lear上海夜生活

ning curves, so music and wine and other subjects make for interesting diversions. I get bored every five or six ye

ars, so science is about the only constant thing. I love red wines, like Bordeaux, but as I’ve got older, I find the上海夜生活品茶微信

y are less easy to drink. So I like white Burgundies, and I very much like chardonnay and c

hampagnes, blanc de blancs. It’s a bit niche though, the study of white Burgundy, to write a book about.

Are you more underwhelmed or overwhelmed by the public’s general knowledge of science?

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The economy slowed上海419y in July. The National

Bureau of Statistics indicated the infrastructure investment growth rate, year-to-y

ear, retreated to 3.8 percent in the first seven months, compared with 4.1 percent in the first six months.上海419品茶微信

Economists have said they think the policy stance likely will be loosened again in Augus

上海419t to support economic growth. As a result, growth is expected to be stronger in the next two months.

“In the current environment, we believe economic growth is likely to be strong only when there is clear policy support, like

in the first quarter and in June,” said Song Yu, chief China economist at Beijing Gao Hua Securities.上海419品茶微信

Goldman Sachs research showed on Friday that by the end of June, the official general government sp

上海419ending balance recorded a deficit of 1.6 percent of GDP, the largest half-year deficit since 2011. The gr

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rt, as needed, to ensure the economy doesn’t slow more than policymakers can tolerate in the near

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Enthusiasm for new game titles to keep company in pink of health, say experts

Enthusiasm for new game titles and the development of industrial software

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encent Holdings Ltd following the release of the company’s second quarter earnings.上海419品茶微信

Shares of the Hong Kong-listed fell 2.82 percent, or HK$9.6 ($1.22), to settle on Thursday at

HK$330.4, after it reported its core gaming business rebounded in the three months ending in June.

Net profit jumped 35 percent year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan ($3.4 billion) in the t上海419

hree months to June, while revenue rose 21 percent to 88.8 billion yuan in the same period.

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tor. The segment accounts for 18 percent of Tencent’s overall revenue.

“Our assumption is that the macro environment will remain difficult for the rest of the year and that the situation of the上海419品茶微信

heavy supply of advertising inventory will continue for the rest of the year and potentially into next y

ear,” Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell said in an earnings call late on Wednesday.

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Guangzhou planning 上海夜网ir routes in view of the

Picture yourself going home after work on an autonomous aeria

l vehicle – a combination of drone and small helicopter – rather than being stuck in traffic.上海夜网

That may soon become a reality as a Guangzhou-based company has announced it is

上海夜网品茶微信cooperating with the local government to build a low-altitude aviation transportation network for AAVs.

Generally used to transport goods, “the network will shuttle passengers in a safe, fast, environmentally friendly, cost-efficien

t and intelligent way,” said Hu Huazhi, founder and chairman of technology company Ehang.上海夜网

The company, in cooperation with the Guangzhou government, will open the service to the public in 2021.

上海夜网品茶微信”We will launch pilot routes above the city roads this year,” Hu said. According to Hu, th

e company has finished the development of an application to allow passengers to pre-order the flying service.

“Passengers are allowed to pick up the drones at a designated上海夜网

station downtown, with charges being almost the same as taking a taxi,” Hu said.

上海夜网品茶微信He said the company is working with the local government to build more landing stations in the city in the following years.

Ehang, based in Guangzhou, has selected the city as its pilo

t city for the establishment of a low-altitude aviation transportation network.上海夜网

As part of the pilot program, Ehang will help the local government set up a command-and-control center to ensure that m

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cture to support urban air mobility, including by designing safety rules and market entry thresholds.

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A novel way: Booksto上海千花坊re high in the clouds

Shanghai’s highest bookstore opened at 52nd floor of Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest skyscraper.

The 2,200-square-meter place named Duoyun Bookstore is 239 meters above the ground. Book lovers上海千花坊品茶微信

can enjoy reading beside clouds and have a bird’s-eye view of both sides of the Huangpu River.

hile it’s commonplace for Chinese square dancing to be accompanied by loud music, one group of older dancers in N上海千花坊

anning has decided to turn off the loudspeakers without turning down their fun.

Tired of noise complaints, the Nanning Dream Team ditched the speakers and added individual headsets to make sure they上海千花坊品茶微信

can still enjoy dancing in the community, but in what to neighbors must be a more civilized way.

In a city square in Nanning, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, nearly 100 seniors concentrated on

following the moves of their dance leader while wearing headsets to listen to the music.上海千花坊

Many passersby did a double take when they saw the dance team go through a rout

上海千花坊品茶微信ine, seemingly without any audible music blaring from loudspeakers.

When asked why they dance in this way, they said they had no other choice

.– The area where they dance is between two close residential buildings, so noise e

choed and disturbed nearby residents. Surrounding merchants and residents used to complain about the noise they m上海千花坊

ade. Some even splashed water or threw items from the upstairs floors of buildings close by.

The team leader, surnamed Yang, said the dancers didn’t want to annoy上海千花坊品茶微信

the neighbors, and that’s why she suggested the group dance with headsets.

This perfect solution has ended complaints, simply via a small tran上海千花坊

smitter which can set channels and transmit the signals, creating the music all the dancers listen to simultaneously.

“I bought the device at my own expense, while our dancers pay for their own head上海千花坊品茶微信

sets,” Yang said. “Dancers can adjust the volume of their wireless headset and select stereo mode, which is ve

ry beneficial for us to enjoy dancing and not disturb others anymore. What a win-win solution!”

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“There is no place in上海419orld that would toler

rate such atrocious, violent acts. Hong Kong will slide into the abyss if such acts of terror are allow

ed,” the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR said in a statement.上海419

The most urgent and common aspiration of the Hong Kong p

ublic is to end violence and restore peace and order, the liaison office added.

上海419The past weekend saw illegal protests on Hong Kong Island, in K

owloon and the New Territories, as protesters adopted hit-and-run tactics.

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s and suspicion of committing violent acts over the weekend, according to the police.

上海419女神会所Fifteen of them were classified as “extreme violent rioters”. They w

ere arrested in relation to the protests in Causeway Bay on Sunday night. Police sa

id they classified the 15 suspects because they had allegedly used “lethal weapons”.上海419

Deputy Police Commissioner Chris Tang Ping-keung said the police have zero tolerance for violence.

Meanwhile, around 4 pm on Monday, Airport Authority Hong Kong canceled the day’s remaining

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biggest disruption yet to the major aviation hub since demonstrations began in early June.

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national Airport had become “seriously disrupted” by the sit-in, the authority said.

上海419女神会所On the same day, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank

Chan Fan said in a news conference that the unlawful assembly will lead to en

ormous losses, damaging the economy and the livelihoods of airport staff, he said.

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Kenya’s envoy visits S上海龙凤udan for peace deal

Kenya’s special envoy to South Sudan Kalonzo Musyoka is in the east-central African co

untry to follow up on implementation of the September 2018 peace agreement.上海龙凤

Musyoka held a discussion with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and other senior government officials on Thursday up

on arrival to the country’s capital Juba, on the progress of implementation of the peace deal.上海龙凤女神会所

South Sudan’s presidency said in a statement that the consultative meeting bet

上海龙凤ween Musyoka and the stakeholders as well as signatories to the revitalized peace

agreement is meant to ensure the formation of a transitional government of national unity by Nov 12.

Musyoka’s visit to South Sudan comes three days after the body mon上海龙凤女神会所

itoring South Sudan’s ceasefire, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements M

上海龙凤onitoring Mechanism, expressed fears over the slow implementation of the peace deal.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 13th technical committee meeting of cease-fire monitoring body in Juba on Mo

nday, Abiche Ageno, chairman of the monitoring mechanism, said even though much had been achieved in the last three m上海龙凤女神会所

onths as the moves toward peace gather momentum, a great deal of work still needs to be done.

上海龙凤Ageno said they had assessed 33 cantonment sites out of which two were found unsuitable due to lack of water or a suit

able location. The sites are used for screening, training and integrating of troops and rebels into one force.

He said despite the challenges posed by the rainy season, a number of civilian bui上海龙凤女神会所

ldings had been vacated by the South Sudan Army and the National Security Service.

He said out of the 83 buildings identified by the cease-fire monitoring body as being occupied, 47 have been vacated.

President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal on Se上海龙凤

ptember 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to officially end the conflict.The agree

ment, referred to as the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in Sout上海龙凤女神会所

h Sudan, and endorsed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, gave the p

arties eight months to unify a national army and resolve internal boundaries.

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US toy prices may rise d上海后花园e to additional tariff

Experts warn it would damage small companies as consumers pay for the hit

上海后花园For the US toy industry, President Donald Trump’s threatened 10 percent tariff on

an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shi上海后花园女神会所

pping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

上海后花园Though some US toy companies have come up with contingency plans, like lowering their relian

ce on manufacturing in China, many will still make the US consumer pay more if the tariffs hit.

“Hasbro will have no choice but to pass along the increased costs to our US custo上海后花园

mers,” said Brian Goldner, CEO of toy company Hasbro. He said the Pawtucket, Rhode Islandbased company, the

上海后花园女神会所maker of popular products such as Monopoly and GI Joe, was working to reduce its reliance on manufacturers in Chi

na, but he also said it has built up extra inventory, incurring additional storage costs, as it braces for tariffs.

It’s hard to tell whether companies will alleviate the impact of a new tariff before the holiday season arrives, Linda Bolton We上海后花园

iser, a senior research analyst at financial services firm D.A. Davidson Companies, told China Daily.

上海后花园女神会所But she said that they will try to find alternative suppliers, and work with their procurement teams to optimize product mix

and sourcing options. Many also will continue to move manufacturing from China to countries like Vietnam.

“They will do as much as they can to mitigate or offset the impact of the tariffs through all the different measures, but it’s un上海后花园

certain now to what extent they will be able to either partially or fully offset the impact,” Weiser said.

上海后花园女神会所”The good news is that the tariff is only 10 percent, so a product-price increase of 5 percent is neede

d to keep gross profit dollars unchanged. However, the gross margin would decline,” she said.

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