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 American Literature Association
32nd Annual Conference

May 27-30, 2021

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116

Conference Directors: 
Olivia Carr Edenfield, Georgia Southern University
Leslie Petty, Rhodes

Conference Fee:  $175 
($125 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty).

Deadline for Proposals:       February 21, 2021

The ALA website contains details and instructions for submitting proposals as well as important information for representatives of participating author societies.  Proposals from individuals and program information from author societies should be sent to

Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield via email
(carr@georgiasouthern.edu)

by February 21, 2021 following the instructions on the website:

www.americanliterature.org

 

Our Boston Location: In 2021, the American Literature Association will return to Boston and to the Westin Copley in the Back Bay for our 32nd Annual Conference. 

ALA Conference Housing Information: The Westin Copley Place will offer a conference rate of $189 for a single or double room (triples are $229).  Reservation information will be posted November 1, 2020.  

Conference Details:  For the 2021 conference, the ALA will again rely on electronic submission of program information and conference proposals.  As usual, the societies that make up the American Literature Association will organize much of the program. Individual societies will issue their own calls for papers, which will be listed on the ALA website as well as on the societies’ own websites and publications.  Guidelines for author societies are detailed toward the end of this notice.

An independent gauge of China’s manufacturing sector edged lower in November, suggesting an uptick in activity at state-run companies did not extend to smaller and privately-owned factories.
quality
It's been confirmed that Hu Ge who took the leading role of "Li Xiaoyao" will join the cast of the film, while the name of female lead has not yet been revealed.
10月份中国非制造业商务活动指数(非制造业PMI)为54.3,低于9月份55.4的近期峰值。其中,服务业商务活动指数为53.5,比9月份的峰值回落0.9个百分点。就连建筑业的形势似乎也有所恶化,商务活动指数为58.5,较9月份回落2.6个百分点。
当你走进来的时候,我对你的认识比你的想象中的多。我在网上寻找关于你的资料,利用我自己的关系网来做面试前的背景调查。

Tentative Conference Schedule:

Thursday, May 27 2021:            

群雄逐鹿 创新能力不强成地板企业软肋

Book Exhibit: 11:00 AM – 5 PM

LED照明行业成竞争“红海” 企业靠“资本”才能生存?

Friday, May 28, 2021:              

房产中介股市抢客源 房地产去投资化成为趋势

Book Exhibit:  9 AM – 5 PM   

智能家居引领AWE风向 智能安防整合成趋势

2013陶瓷市场年中盘点

Saturday, May 29, 2021:          

“见义勇为好市民”落户积20分

国务院:完善定向降准、信贷政策支持再贷款等结构性货币政策工具

Sunday, May 30, 2021:              

互联网+下的门窗 解决用户问题才是重点

Book Exhibit:   An exhibit of scholarly books will be held during the conference.  About twenty publishers are expected to take part. To have your books represented at the exhibit, ask your publisher to consider taking part in the book exhibit or to contact Scholar’s Choice (see information below), which will organize exhibits for publishers.  Publishers should direct any questions to Alfred Bendixen at ab23@princeton.edu — We welcome the participation of publishers and are one of the few scholarly organizations that do NOT charge an exhibit fee. Publishers who are unable to attend, but wish to have a few titles exhibited should contact The Scholar’s Choice.

Scholar’s Choice:  The American Literature Association has again arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our meeting. It may be possible for your recently-published books to be included in their display.  Please refer to the following guidelines:  “Any members interested in having their book displayed at the upcoming meeting should contact their publisher between October 30th, 2020, and March 1st, 2021.  The Scholar’s Choice displays on behalf of the publishers and all requests must come from them, not the individual authors. If they don’t already have it, the press may request the appropriate paperwork by emailing Mary Lynn Howe at mlh@scholarschoice.com.”

The Conference Fee and Registration: The conference fee covers the costs of the conference including the receptions and special events.  It does not include any meals. All of those who are on the program are required to pre-registerThose who do not pre-register by May 1, 2021, will be dropped from the program.

Darkest Hour
人类活动造成的这些气体及其他气体的增加,导致地球温度与前工业化时代相比,上升了大约1.5华氏度(约合0.8摄氏度),造成全球陆冰融化。海平面上升的速度似乎正在加快,热浪和暴雨天气越来越多。
We will explore new forms of social governance.
James Franco’s new movie about the making of The Room will make you belly-laugh, but its comedy is also deeper and richer than mere mockery.

Programs: The ALA website will list a draft of the program as soon as it is available, usually during the second week of March, with updated programs posted weekly until we go to press. Copies of the printed program will be available at the conference.

ALA Membership:  Membership in the ALA is not required in order to propose or present a paper.  In fact, technically the members of the American Literature Association are the various author societies.  Individuals may keep informed about the activities of the ALA by checking our website (www.americanliterature.org), which is the primary source for information about ALA activities. 

The easiest way to find out about the conference and all ALA activities is by consulting our website:
www.americanliterature.org

ALA Guidelines: The most common ALA format is a time slot of one hour and twenty minutes with three papers and a chair.  This permits some time for discussion and three papers of approximately 20 minutes (or ten typed double-spaced pages). Organizers of panels are free to use other formats provided they respect the time limits.  Please note that the normal reading time for a paper is two minutes per double-spaced page (or 20 minutes for a 10-page paper). Furthermore, the ALA encourages panel organizers to experiment with innovative formats including discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers. Chairs will make sure that the panels start and end on time and that no speaker goes beyond the allotted time limit.  Chairs may NOT present papers on the panels that they are moderating, and no one may present more than one paper at the ALA conference. Individuals may, however, present a paper on one panel, and chair other panels, and/or also present on roundtable discussions.

Procedures for Author Societies:  The representatives of the various author societies that make up the American Literature Association will organize most of the program.  Societies are expected to offer their own calls for papers using their websites, email list-serves, newsletters, other publications, or mailing lists.  Each society is also expected to post a call for papers or announce its plans on this ALA website by sending the CFP to Alfred Bendixen at ab23@princeton.edu as soon as possible and No Later than December 1, 2020.   Societies are expected to advertise the national conference in their publications or on their websites.  This expectation can be met by including the following notice in appropriate publications and websites:

The American Literature Association’s 32nd annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 27-30, 2021 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).  The deadline for proposals is February 21, 2021. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or for specific questions, contact the conference directors, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at carr@georgiasouthern.edu or Professor Leslie Petty at lpetty@rhodes.edu or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen at ab23@princeton.edu.

9) Well Done: It’s a cliché, no doubt. Sometimes, it isn’t enough just to say thanks. People want to know what they did was great and why. They pour so much sweat and soul into their projects.They need to know their work was special and had meaning to someone.
Wishing you peace, joy and happiness through the coming year.在新年来临之际,祝福你平安、快乐、幸福!
authorization
n. 前进,航行速度,进展,(前后两车间的)车间时距
曾在许多公司里面工作过----大公司或小公司----我看到过很多的方法有些起作用,有些并不起作用。
“…did a song and dance routine in hopes of getting the job.”
A poll published Sunday on the wealth and race of fans who attended a World Cup match in Brazil illustrated what any TV viewer in the nation has seen: Those attending games are overwhelmingly white and rich.

During last year's LFW, there were 250 anti-fur protesters, The Guardian reported, and a show in February saw an activist storm the stage at a Mary Katrantzou show.
intentionally

  1. 调查显示,2017年应届毕业生的就业意向仍然以就业为主,占比为73.5%。相较去年,选择在国内继续学习的学生比例出现大幅下降,由2016年的16.5%下降至今年的6.3%。
    In other words, investors are paying far more for Tesla’s future promises than today’s performance by other luxury car manufacturers. Daimler, the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, sold more than 2.5 million vehicles last year and has a market cap of about $85 billion. So, although it sells 70 times more vehicles than Tesla, its market cap is less than three times greater.
    周一晚间,安卡拉方面证实,不欢迎荷兰驻土耳其大使返回土耳其。
    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook Inc, said at the forum that "Artificial intelligence will understand senses, such as vision and hearing, and grasp language better than human beings over the next five to 10 years."
    A sub-index tracking activity at larger enterprises softened 0.7 points to 53.1, while mid-sized companies fell 1.3 points to 49.9, indicating slight contraction. That for smaller manufacturers fell 0.4 points to 49, indicating worsening contraction.
  2. Its GDP increased 7.5 percent compared to last year, according to a report by 21st Century Business Herald.
    “授课的是一流从业者,”该学院一名毕业生表示,“该项目为只有极少金融业工作经验的年轻专业人士量身打造,学生们毕业后马上就能投入工作。”

The Sublime in the Poetry of Sample
Organized by the Ima Sample Society

 Chair:  Joseph Goodscholar, University of Great Hopes

  1. “Irony and Angst in the poetry of Ima Sample,” Noah Problem, College of Notre Doubt
  2. “The Beautiful Garden in The Jungle: Sample’s Influence on Sinclair,” Raphael Hythloday, University of East London
  3. In this Jan. 15, 2008, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new MacBook Air after giving the keynote address at the Apple MacWorld Conference in San Francisco

房企资金安全频获交易所“关注”

海南家居建材市场:5年内小型经营实现归行入市

2.Nobody here can answer any questions you have about fencing. Google it.

单词statement 联想记忆:
他进一步补充到,“有大约70名法国公民为恐怖分子当兵战死在叙利亚和伊拉克。”
Wang Jianlin, the entertainment mogul behind a series of high-profile acquisitions in Hollywood, and internet tycoon Jack Ma retained their spots at the top of the list, with fortunes of $32.1bn and $30.6bn respectively.
周边环境:这栋房屋坐落在摩德纳岛(Modena Island),距萨凡纳市中心大约20英里(约32公里)。据该房源的代理人说,该社区设有门禁,在栎树丛与咸水湿地之间坐落着大约20栋房屋。摩德纳岛是斯基达韦岛(Skidaway Island)的一部分,岛上有一座由佐治亚大学的海洋学研究所和一座大型州立公园。
Pay is an issue, he says (the median salary for reporters in 2010 was $36, 000); he's not sure he can raise a family and send kids to college on a reporter's salary. And yes, the stress and the hours can be taxing. But he says, 'I'm not sure I'd be happy in another setting. I can't think of any job that would be as exciting or as fulfilling as this.'
莱昂纳多凭借他在《荒野猎人》中的演出斩获最佳男演员奖项,打败了埃迪雷德梅尼等劲敌。埃迪凭借在《丹麦女孩》中的演出获得金球奖提名。坊间盛传小李子有望在今年夺得他人生中第一座奥斯卡奖杯。

  1. Provide the exact Title of the Session as you wish it listed in the Program. (Please try to be both concise and precise). Please do NOT use CAPS or special fonts or highlighting or Bold or any special formatting in any part of the material you send!
  2. A Saudi Woman Who Got Behind the Wheel and Never Looked Back
  3. 上半年上海豪宅量价狂飙 下半年市场承接力不足
  4. For each paper, begin with a number, skip five spaces, then provide the title of the presentation in quotation marks, and then the correct name of the presenter, and his or her academic affiliation. For independent scholars, you may identify a society, a place, or just note independent scholar or biographer or anything you deem appropriate. For any questions about matters of format and style, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style.
  5. 新型建筑材料未来市场潜力无限
  6. Then write Audio-Visual Equipment Required and state NONE or request the specific equipment desired. The ALA will normally provide projectors for powerpoint and dvd presentations and screens (but we will not provide laptop computers).  We will no longer provide overhead projectors, slide projectors, vcrs, or cd or cassette tape players (but you may, of course, bring your own cd or tape player). Please note that audio-visual equipment is very expensive and usually takes up over $15,000 of our budget. It costs much more to rent a piece of a/v equipment and a competent Tech person for three days than it costs to buy it. Feel free to use a/v if needed, but make sure that all audio-visual requests reach the conference director by February 21, 2021.
  7. 以美元计,上个月进口下跌了18.8%,跌至1141.9亿美元,跌幅超过了去年12月的7.6%,也超过了下跌3.6%的预期。
    1. China’s leadershipwill ignite the capital economy, funding an aggressive growth program withmajor infrastructure investments to support urban development, including hugeallotments for housing, schools, roads, and more.
    民主党能在中期选举中重新夺回美国众议院多数党地位吗?
    According to Oliver Cooke, a financial-services recruiter at Selby Jennings in New York, banks have been stressing what they call “internal mobility”, or redeploying staff from one department to another. If a bank facing sluggish conditions in debt trading, for example, can convert a trader to a risk analyst or a compliance officer, it can keep people interested — and it can save a bundle on severance.
    该报告指出,代理商和投资机构的涌入导致世界第二大经济体的增长方式和平台发生了额外的变化。小米科技公司的投资人和创始人雷军、360董事长周鸿祎、中国首富王健林等众多互联网大咖都大力支持流媒体的网络直播,这强烈表明了投资网红经济的巨大利润。
    《不可思议的杰西卡?詹姆斯》
  8. Please italicize book-length works and foreign phrases and use quotation marks for shorter works.
  9. The controlled test takes two-and-a-half hours and, according to theories, Nishi's score and subsequentIQ of 162 would be two points higher than famous physicist Einstein.
    罗塞略致力于改善公私合作伙伴关系,并使用这笔收入来挽救面临400亿美元的退休制度,预计不到一年就会崩溃。罗塞略也承诺与美国国会去年成立监督波多黎各财政的联邦控制委员会密切合作,他还说支持与债权人就协助重组一笔近700亿美元的公债谈判。
  10. 8.软件工程师
  1. Since merged airlines often continue to report delay statistics separately, it may take a few years to see how the new American does during holiday travel.
    这造成了一种有待填补的身份认同真空。
    或许纯粹是巧合,但Magento首位产品经理蒂姆o舒尔茨也刚刚加入Bigcommerce,出任产品管理高级副总裁。舒尔茨近年来担任谷歌Shopping Express、Wallet等服务的战略合伙和商业发展高管,未来将专注于Bigcommerce的一站式体验,将电子商务和实体零售更好地结合起来。“消费者想要无缝化体验,”他说。
    The report also showed regions with a better-developed economy produce more cyberstars, with Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang leading the rankings.
    2014年最佳引擎榜单的其他入选者还包括宝马5系豪华轿车和紧凑型雪佛兰科鲁兹(Cruze)所使用的涡轮增压柴油发动机,保时捷Cayman双座运动跑车的水平对置2.7升6缸发动机以及大众汽车捷达紧凑车的1.8升4缸涡轮增压发动机。
    居民社区
    Despite relatively low comparative competition earnings and salary, the pair were the two highest earners in regards to endorsement deals last year, with 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer earning pound 41 million.
  2. 后来,通用汽车在1958年设计出一款无人驾驶汽车,其原理是:由线圈感知道路中所嵌入电线的交流电信号,并相应地调整方向盘。然而汽车确实能自主驾驶,但并不能称为第一辆全自动驾驶汽车,因为它必须依赖嵌在地面的电线。在日本的筑波机械工程实验室,津川和他的几个同事发明了世界上第一辆自动驾驶汽车。然而,德国工程师恩斯特·迪克斯被称为无人驾驶汽车的先驱。1987年,他发明的"极速",时速超过90千米(56英里/小时),行驶了大约20千米(12分钟)。7年后,他发明的VaMP,不但可以识别道路标记,而且能定位自己在车道内的位置,还能勘测其他车辆,甚至能判断何时该变道。一年后,他和他的团队发明的自动驾驶汽车,从德国行驶到丹麦,最高时速为180千米(111英里/小时)。整段旅程中,仅有5%左右的路程是人为驾驶。
    他说,到1997-98年亚洲金融危机爆发时,美联储的回应已变得更加迅速,它退出了紧缩周期,担心东南亚的动荡会影响美国经济。
    adj. 独一无二的,独特的,稀罕的
    即便缩减购债规模的行动进展顺利,今年大部分时间美联储也会在是否最早于2015年开始加息的问题上举棋不定。
    库迪斯和沃斯在孜孜不倦分析荷兰金融记录的过程中得出了结论,悲观者和乐观者之间真正的区别在于他们是否亲身经历过这样的痛苦过程。库迪斯认为,可以类比的是那些经历过大萧条的人们的行为:这些人在大萧条梦魇过去后的几十年里,一直回避金融风险。
    Cnzz.com的报告说,目前中国3.38亿网民中有将近三分之二都是网络游戏玩家。报告说,中国网络游戏行业目前占据了互联网经济总规模的半数以上,在未来还将以每年20%的速度增长。
  3. 1.苹果。 品牌喜爱度:57%/排名:32
    2018年它们会拿出更多创造力,包括在非现金效益上的创造力。例如,美国银行(Bank of America)刚刚引入了一项新计划,让全球银行业务和市场部门的员工休至多6周的长假。该计划是有条件的:员工必须在该行工作至少10年,每5年可以申请一次长假,最多享受3次。但根据英国《金融时报》看到的一份内部备忘录,首席运营官汤姆蒙塔格(Tom Montag)鼓励符合条件的员工考虑该计划。
    德马库斯-考辛斯、塞尔吉-伊巴卡和路易斯-威廉姆斯的交易早在截止时间——美国东部时间周四下午3点之前就已经完成了,在余下完成压哨交易的角色球员里,只有像泰-吉布森和PJ-塔克算是相对大牌的球员了。
    '东方之星'船体完全扶正

买家和卖家
这并不是讽刺小品,这是事实。

The conference director will normally confirm the receipt of all emails within 3 business days.  The conference director may refer you to the website but will never send you an attachment to open, because of the danger of computer viruses.  By the second week in March, the conference director will let you know the day on which your panel or panels are scheduled.  You should inform your participants of the day and instruct them to register using the information on the website at www.americanliterature.org and explaining that their early registration and payment saves the organization time and money. You will also inform them to check the on-line program for accuracy and to send any corrections to both you and the conference director.  You should also inform them that participants who fail to register by May 1 will be dropped from the program.

  1. ‘The Good Wife’ Once Will (Josh Charles), Alicia’s illicit love interest, died at the end of Season 5, this sexy CBS courtroom drama seemed as if it might droop and wither, but instead, the sixth season steamed with almost madcap energy, mixing Alicia’s newly fledged political campaign, a war of the roses between Alicia’s new firm and her old one, and the legal travails of Cary, her legal partner. Alicia isn’t quite so good anymore, and that makes “The Good Wife” all the better.
    Newly launched Eleven James is bringing collaborative consumption to men’s watches. With a membership program offering access to a curated collection of high-end watches, Eleven James is extending the membership model that has previously been associated with private jets, luxury cars and vacation homes. Beyond the watches, members are enrolled in a dedicated loyalty program which includes a concierge service, access to partner benefits and unique experiences like watch-themed events. Sounds a little bit like men’s watches meet a Net Jets experience? Founder Randy Brandoff has deep experience in luxury marketing, having previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Net Jets and the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Marquis Jets. Combining his expertise with a watch industry that’s grown year over year and a business model that’s proven successful in other markets, it looks like Eleven James could be hitting the market at just the right time.
    Growth in the key sectors driving China’s economy softened last month, according to official gauges tracking activity at manufacturing, services and construction businesses.

Procedures for Individual Proposals:  Individuals may propose either a paper or a panel or round table to the conference director no earlier than December 1, 2020, and no later than the deadline of February 21, 2021.  The conference director will give preference to papers and panels on authors, texts, and topics not covered by the member societies of the ALA.  Those proposing a paper or panel on a topic represented by an author society should consult with the relevant society before submitting the proposal to the ALA. All proposals must be by email and should be both pasted in and included as attachments (preferably in WORD).

For an Individual Paper:  In the subject line of the email, please put ALA 2021 Proposal: and then a brief title of between one and five words.  That will enable the conference director to file emails efficiently. Please provide a clear and useful title for your paper and then an abstract describing the paper (usually between 250-600 words) and then a brief discussion of your status (i.e., an Associate Professor who has published a book and several articles on this topic/author; a graduate student who is offering part of his/her dissertation, etc.) or a two-page vita if that is easier.  It is important that your abstract enable the conference director and his advisory committee to evaluate the nature of your work.  You must also indicate whether you need any audio-visual equipment to present your work. Please provide a phone number (which will only be used if email fails to work for some reason).

近几十年来,很少有年份像2014年那样一开始就充满那么多的悲观情绪。对2014年的预测贯穿了一个主题,即这一年看起来与1914年相似得让人害怕。大多数学者的预测都是悲观和令人沮丧的,尤其是对于东亚。然而,虽然发生了许多可怕的事件——从马航MH17航班在乌克兰坠落,到尼日利亚数百女学生被绑架,以及“伊拉克和黎凡特伊斯兰国”(Isis)的崛起——但我们避免了全面的世界大战。现在,2014年已结束,没有重现1914年的悲剧。探究为什么这些学者预测错了(特别是他们认为亚洲存在冲突可能性的想法)或许是明智的。
14. 谷歌日历

For a panel:  Please follow the sample below so the conference director can paste in the panels and round tables that are accepted.

7.戛纳的“女性之年”并走运
Lady Gaga凭她的非营利性的天生如此的慈善基金会名列第四名。
adj. 最初的,原始的,有独创性的,原版的
Play up being smarter than everyone, develop some obvious insecurities. Forget social skills if you happen to have any.

Chinese exports rose at more than twice the rate expected in November, boosting the country’s trade surplus.
他参照美国脱口秀节目主持人的话说:“我一直想和Jay Leno见面,”说这话之前他自己就笑了起来。达拉斯买家俱乐部明星Jared不以为然回应道:“对不起,你又叫什么名字?但观众们似乎意识到了两人之间尴尬的气氛,一位观众开玩笑说:“认为Jared Leto妄想Grinder看着他。”
As we began 2017, the Warriors were in a rocky point with their upgraded super-team. They'd lost to most of the other premier Western Conference teams, and just lost to the Cavaliers on Christmas. Maybe, just maybe, this super-team was mortal just like the 2016 team that looked invincible was. As it turns out, in a word, nope.
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所有外出务工人员的年收入据估计达到了3万亿美元,然而大约有85%仍留在雇主国,他们汇款回家的钱,平均不到雇主国GDP的百分之一。
“这部电影讲述的是在荒野中求生存、适应自然以及人文精神的胜利,更重要的主题是信任。”
倒灌啤酒机是倒啤酒的一种革命性创新方式,节省时间,减少浪费,也令顾客啧啧称奇。

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New York's inactivity begs two questions. Does Jackson have the energy needed to undo the damage he's created during his tenure?

  1. “Irony and Angst in the Gothic Novels of the Early Republic,” Noah Problem, College ofNotre Doubt
  2. “The Beautiful Garden in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter,” Raphael Hythloday, University of East London
  3. 在第三场也是最后一场总统候选人辩论中,奥巴马就外交政策发起攻势,一再指责罗姆尼在重大国际问题上的立场不坚定,但未能给他对手迅速崛起的竞选活动一个致命打击。

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Organized by: Name of Individual organizer
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是否有什么事情我一直放不下?我们不会总是能意识到我们在何时抓住有害但感觉安全熟悉的事情不放手,不论是一份不称心的工作,还是一段不健康的关系或者一种停滞不前的生活方式。看看你是否执着于对你没用的事情,想出小措施来改变和解脱吧。

Will Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi try any more unorthodox economic experiments
By 2020, annual box office sales are expected to reach 100 billion yuan, according to industry estimates.
At New Year and always, may peace and love fill your heart, beauty fill your world, and contentment and joy fill your days.
如果他赢得初选,他将与59岁的共和党第一届州长菲尔·斯科特对决。
这四个特大城市在11月之后则经历了交通拥堵状况的缓解,这可能与冬季用户出行减少、雾霾、外出打工人员返乡等多重因素有关。
然而抓捕犯罪团伙十分困难。非法肉类食品常常混藏在水果蔬菜等农产品之间,卡车司机收到好处费后也拒绝承认对此事知情。
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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?

Housing started last year on a high note. It ended the year facing mounting worries about higher interest rates, supply constraints, tight credit and a host of other problems.
New York City, now ranked seventh, has gone up 15 places since last year. It has seen a big jump in costs over recent years, moving up 42 spots since 2011.
In global health, 2016 will be remembered as the year a little known virus made a major impact. It felt strangely familiar, but this time it wasn't Ebola making headlines around the world, it was Zika - a mosquito-borne virus being linked to a huge spike in the number of babies in Brazil born with brain defects.
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Businesswomen are booming in Asia: The whole region makes a strong showing, from China and Singapore to New Zealand and Thailand. Entrepreneurship is on the rise: see Zhang Xin (No. 50) , Sun Yafang (No. 77) and Solina Chau (No. 80). And Asian region women are showing their political might, from newcomer Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president (No. 11) and Burmese dissident and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi (No. 29) to Australian PM Julia Gillard (No. 28) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (No. 31).

Some reminders:

中国房地产公司一直在加大促销力度和降价,以保持销量。

中国的旅游业官员正力图在2014年扭转入境游客减少的情况,专家认为,如果能对其过时的旅行团进行改进并降低票价,这一计划就有可能实现。
Bringing harmony to Apple’s internal fiefdoms has not been easy. There is still “huge tension” inside Apple, according to one person who has worked with the company for many years. “That tension is something he uses to run the company but it can be dangerous.”

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德国总体排名第四。"公民权益”排名第十。“创业精神”排名第一,“教育最佳国家”排名第三。
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Separate temperature measurements taken from satellites do not show 2014 as a record year, although it is close. Several scientists said the satellite readings reflected temperatures in the atmosphere, not at the earth’s surface, so it was not surprising that they would differ slightly from the ground and ocean-surface measurements that showed record warmth.
《发生什么了,西蒙妮小姐?》(What Happened, Miss Simone?),导演:利兹·加布斯(Liz Garbus)。

Data also showed that the average salary for the top 100 colleges on the rankings increased by 1,818 yuan over last year, up 22.8 percent.
该项调研还显示,会计与金融专业的毕业生也将走俏。那些已在为明年夏天毕业后的生路做打算的学生们需要谨记:上述调研中,有52%的受访雇主表示,他们更愿意雇佣有实习经验的毕业生。

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