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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.

周二,她在给客户的一封信里提出了下面几个观点,令我耳目一新:
The most popular variation of this line is “Don’t fantasize about big sister: I am only legend.”
Zhou Qunfei from Lens Technology, the major touchscreen maker, ranks third on the list with a net worth of 45 billion yuan.
Company: The Grommet
10. Be mindful of your attitude.

Tentative Conference Schedule:

Thursday, May 27 2021:            

成都家居行业玩跨界 多业态提升竞争力

Book Exhibit: 11:00 AM – 5 PM

恒指收涨0.5% 券商、保险股集体上扬

Friday, May 28, 2021:              

冬奥引爆张家口房价 贫困县迈入万元时代

Book Exhibit:  9 AM – 5 PM   

业内:后新政时代价格仍是“硬道理”

温州炒房太太团已经出没 开始悄然四处下单

Saturday, May 29, 2021:          

55层高人才商务公寓前海开建

不给楼市留炒作空间

Sunday, May 30, 2021:              

西安官方:成立调查组 查实摇号信息登记真实性

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.

Faber laughs at Bernanke's remark that the economy would be strong enough later this year so he could take his foot off the gas, that is begin 'tapering, or scaling back it's stimulative quantitative easing (QE) program later this year.' Yes, laughed.
与去年相比,亚马逊(Amazon)、星巴克(Starbucks)和Facebook今年的品牌价值飙升。亚马逊的品牌价值增长59%,至990亿美元,排名第七,Elspeth Cheung表示,这在一定程度上源于其创造需求、而不仅仅是满足需求的能力。她表示,亚马逊的一小时送货服务对其他零售商加快送货速度构成压力,同时这家在线零售商进入物流领域对联合包裹(UPS)、联邦快递(FedEx)以及DHL等快递公司构成威胁。
'Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive year is immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport community at Changi Airport, every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers', said Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group, in a statement.
我们要咬定青山不放松,持之以恒为群众办实事、解难事,促进社会公平正义,把发展硬道理更多体现在增进人民福祉上。

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.

plat平坦+form形状→形状平的地方→平台,月台
美因何而存在?为了回答这个问题,鸟类学家理查德?O?普鲁姆正试图令达尔文的一种观点重新流行:同一个物种中,动物对其同类的吸引力,不仅仅与健康和良好的基因有关。动物,尤其是普鲁姆博士所研究的鸟类,会做出主观的决定。他希望进化生物学家不要再“为欲望辩解”了。
Album of the year: "Chief," Eric Church
Strong reviews, and praise for the performances - particularly from the children at the centre of the story, and Willem Dafoe, who plays the manager of the motel where they live.
GDP growth of around 6.5 percent, or higher if possible in practice.
还有几种汽车品牌名称也跻身榜单前50,包括ferrari(法拉利)和mercedes(梅赛德斯)等等。
adj. 确实的,保障的,有自信的 动词assure的过

对学习充满热情
The UK and France are the two powerhouses of business education in Europe. Nearly half of the schools listed are from either the UK (20) or France (19). French MiMs outperform UK programmes in terms of ranking, salary ($55,000 versus $49,000) and student numbers (9,000 versus 1,200). However, UK MBAs outdo French programmes in terms of numbers (18 schools in this ranking versus five) and student numbers (1,900 versus 1,300) though not in terms of salary ($115,000 versus $137,000).

  1. The identity of the people buried in the cemetery is a mystery. The cemetery had been robbed in the past and no writing was found that indicates the names of those buried or their positions in life.
    Only asset management firms saw profits rise, up 16.7 per cent year-on-year to Rmb3.7bn.
    不管是什么根本原因,去年美国西部地区的极端温暖意味着,阿拉斯加州、亚利桑那州、加利福尼亚州和内华达州都创下了气温记录。加利福尼亚州的一些地区去年基本上没有冬天,那些地区的气温有时比季节正常温度高出10到15华氏度(5.5到8.3摄氏度)。在阿拉斯加的最大城市安克雷奇,2014年的气温从未低于华氏零度(或摄氏零下18度),在该市101年的气温记录中,这是首次。
    请尊重一下那些支持你的人以及节目主持人,能在访谈开始前把口香糖吐了吗?
    The actress who kick-started the exposure of Hollywood moguls who allegedly exploited positions of power to abuse women has branded #MeToo campaigners against sex attackers 'losers'.
  2. 如果有什么电影能够至少在两个小时里,为美国生活中深刻的种族、代际与阶层鸿沟架起桥梁,那可能就是这部古老的《洛基》(Rocky)系列的复活影片。西尔维斯特·史泰龙(Sylvester Stallone)拖着脚步,饰演这个聪明的老教练角色,给出了他演艺生涯中或许是最松弛、最温暖的表演。迈克尔·B·乔丹饰演洛基的被保护人阿多尼斯·约翰逊(Adonis Johnson),他也是洛基一度的竞争对手和早已丧失的朋友阿波罗·奎迪(Apollo Creed)的私生子,他成了我们这个时代重要的影星。至于库格勒,这是他执导的第二部唱片,证明他是一个真正的斗士。
    Joseph Keller、Raymond Goldstein、Patrick Warren和Robin Ball获此殊荣,他们的研究课题是“人类马尾辫中头发的运动及受力平衡”。

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. 跳水女皇郭晶晶2010年会否出嫁?

产业思考:涂料涂装VOCs减排形势与趋势分析

雅快公司参加力帆红星国际广场启幕盛典

Exports from China to Brazil of everything from cars to textiles shipped in containers fell 60 per cent in January from a year earlier while the total volume of imports via containers into Latin America’s biggest economy halved, according to Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping company.

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.
China's online game revenue in 2008 was CNY20.8 billion, accounting for about 27% global share, ahead of South Korea at 21% and slightly behind the U.S. at 29%, according to an earlier report by Shanghai-based market research firm iResearch. The firm also predicted that China is likely to surpass the U.S. to become the world's largest by the end of 2009.
学员非常有经验,一位毕业生说,所有学员之间的交往和互动是这个项目的重要方面。
2016年重庆市GDP增长了10.7%,达到了1.76万亿元人民币。贵州和西藏分别实现了10.5%和10%的GDP增长。
公司:垃圾处理公司Nation Waste
底特律三巨头:另两家底特律车企仍会遇到一些磕磕绊绊。通用还要继续应对“点火门”事件的余波,而福特将进入该公司有史以来最激进的产品发布期。

  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. 制造业也救不了经济。
  3. 统计局回应商品房销售面积下降:两方面原因影响
  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. 一二线城市房价趋平稳 三四线城市面临调整
  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. The government needs to work to emancipate and develop productive forces, bring out the initiative for the people and deliver greater benefits to the general public, the essence of governance is to always act in the overall interests of the whole country rather than just acting in one scenario departmental interests. The essence of our government is to always respond to the people’s call.
    TOGETHERNESS (HBO, Jan. 11) HBO’s Sunday night comedy block already covers early-20-something New York women (“Girls,” beginning its fourth season the same night) and late-20-something San Francisco gay men (“Looking,” beginning its second). Now it adds 30-something Los Angeles straight people in this sometimes bleakly comic half-hour from Jay and Mark Duplass, the brothers behind quirky films like “The Puffy Chair” and “Baghead.” Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey play a married couple sharing a house with his best friend (Steve Zissis) and her sister (Amanda Peet).
    “An employee stormed out in the middle of a meeting, without explanation.”
    加拿大学校继续失利。今年的上榜学校只有3所,而去年为5所,而且这3所学校的排名都下降了6个位次左右。多伦多大学(University of Toronto)罗特曼商学院(Rotman School of Management)排名最高,为第65位,而加拿大女王大学(Queen’s University)史密斯商学院(Smith School of Business)在今年的榜单中垫底,排名第100。
    Over the three-year period we examined, late arrivals actually declined during the Thanksgiving travel season — just 12 percent of Thanksgiving flights were delayed last year, compared with 19 percent in 2010. according to the Transportation Department.
    Winners: Lakers
  8. Please italicize book-length works and foreign phrases and use quotation marks for shorter works.
  9. 学员平均年龄:37岁
    最近雇主已经加大招聘力度。劳工部数据显示,10月份新增就业岗位17.1万个,今年以来平均每个月增加15.7万个。这个速度高于去年,并且是2006年以来最强劲的就业增长。[qh]
  10. worthwhile
  1. 据德国工商总会的统计数据显示,中国于2016年超越美国,首次成为德国的最大贸易市场。
    《怪奇物语2》
    中国的全国居民消费价格指数(CPI)和工业生产者出厂价格指数(PPI)仍很温和或处于收缩区间,但上月都出现了些许回升迹象。
    n. 紧张,压力
    ……在面试过程中,简历中的弥天大谎被识破。
    China’s trade with the rest of the world fell sharply in October from a year earlier, with imports of raw materials particularly hard hit as slowing Chinese investment feeds through into weaker demand in the world’s biggest trader of goods.
    先锋(Vanguard)的亚洲投资组合审查主管Yan Pu怀疑,亚洲的产品结构可能阻碍了ETF的发展。例如,亚洲ETF公司提供大量的股票ETF产品,但很少有固定收益产品。她指出,在美国,固定收益ETF增长迅速。
  2. 达奇斯说:星佳在2012年努力保持势头并进行多元化经营。关于公司的品牌讨论明显减少,产品停产的负面消息不断增长,这使得这家游戏公司在2013年有很多工作要做。
    Vocal event of the year: "The Only Way I Know," Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean
    Traditionalists include George Clooney, whose awards – best picture for Argo and best supporting Actor for Syriana – are in his library at home, and Dustin Hoffman, whose two best actor awards – the first for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980 and the second for Rain Man nine years later, are kept in his study.
    China has been making progress in terms of prevention and control of AIDS, said Wang Bin, an NHC official in charge of disease prevention, during the press conference.
    "That of course is in keeping with all of the developments that we have seen in China in recent years, including the current enormous emphasis on innovation as a major component in the transition of the Chinese economy from 'Made in China' to 'Created in China'," he said.
    We think of the passage of NBA time in seasons, for obvious reasons. There's connection, a continuum. It's how we remember things that happen, in the course of a season of play. But there's some benefit to looking back at a calendar year, January 1 to December 31, and what we've learned in that process. After all, many say the "unofficial start" to the NBA season is Christmas, with the new year starting soon after. So here are the lessons we learned about the NBA in the year 2017.
  3. n. 马厩,
    [k?ut?]
    韩云平称,去年质检总局组织了两次大规模的检查,涉及超过5300批的进口消费品,例如空气净化器、汽车刹车块、家用电器和服装等,其中超过1500批的商品不合格。
    LeBron James

“一般人很难发现你们在做什么,但是你的异常却很容易被经理们捕捉到。”凯说。许多情况下,你漫不经心,或者如凯描述得那样:“精神完全不在状态。”或许你过去常常积极参与会议,但是你现在沉默了。或许你没有过去做得多了。或许你不再对你要做的案子感兴趣了。
1号 what the fuck: “职场辣妈”的新境界

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. We will develop cultural programs and industries.
    Mr. Russell's 1970s Abscam fictionalization 'American Hustle' had the better night overall, winning acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. Best picture was the only award for '12 Years a Slave,' which came in with seven nominations, tied for the most with 'American Hustle.'
    lace

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).

Yet there are similarities between the demagogic elements of the Brexit campaign and the rise of Mr Trump.
相比之下,沪股市盈率为12.6倍。这反映出A股和H股的巨大价差(37%)。在经历2015年的跌宕起伏之前,二者价差更多时候处于20%以下——暗示H股指数大有上行空间。诚然,H股指数并不代表中国“新经济”中最好的部分,特别是银行股占比偏大。增长预测十分惨淡。然而,在预期已经如此糟糕的情况下,很难想象还能坏得哪里去。即使是受产能过剩困扰的地产业也在逐渐走出低迷。

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

Microscopic as the subjects are, the benefits of the scientists’ research are set to be huge.
Thousands of supporters awaited Rossello’s arrival for the post-swearing-in inauguration ceremony at the island’s seaside Capitol building, clutching umbrellas to protect themselves from a searing sun.
Falke’s fall from grace is sad, but nothing compared with eBay. The company I thought I would love forever for supplying my entire wardrobe and the contents of my house told the New York Times: “We are passionate about harnessing our platform to empower millions of people by levelling the playing field for them.”
n. 生存,幸存者

What? Hasn't his firm made enough money off Bernanke's cheap money printing? So he's blaming 'lower growth on fiscal austerity, ' even as Bernanke keeps blowing up the Fed's balance-sheet bubble by trillions under the delusion he's America's savior because our dysfunctional Congress failed?
它们的计算方法着重于学校的研究成果和声誉而非特定的本科或研究生课程。这不同于该报在编纂最佳学院排名和最佳研究生院排名时所用的方法。
中国为包括棉花、糖和玉米在内的大宗商品设置的最低价格过高,当这些价格偏离市场价格时,政府鼓励了过度生产以及强劲的进口。
Stand: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a stand for immigration reform
谢丽尔·布恩·艾萨克斯,学院理事会主席
stable
腾讯通过电子邮件表示,目前没有为微信寻找赢利模式的计划。作为一个多元化互联网企业,腾讯拥有650亿美元左右的市值,是中国最大的上市互联网公司。旗下游戏产品、虚拟产品和其他平台上的广告给它带来了强劲的收入流。

武汉规划院:中望CAD深度定制助力领先

发改委副主任宁吉喆:将研究推出居民增收三年行动方案

n. 发行物,期刊号,争论点

  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. 3. Not starting your own business

卫浴未来3年将迎来更替热潮 体验式情景家居走俏

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。

Organized by: Name of Individual organizer
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The London school’s MBA is ranked first in Europe, its EMBA programme, delivered jointly with Columbia Business School in the US, is ranked third and its MiM programme is in the top 10 on its first participation. The MiM ranking was the last missing piece for LBS to come first in Europe.
"Protections that promote equality and diversity should not be conditional on someone's sexual orientation," he wrote. "For too long, too many people have had to hide that part of their identity in the workplace."
Any 'jobs recovery is years away in most cities, ' says USA Today. And in reviewing famed analyst Meredith Whitney's new book, 'The Fate of States, ' she warns that 'excessive pensions crowd out both liberal goals such as education spending and tax cuts that conservatives want.'
The Tsinghua-Insead EMBA programme, launched in 2007, entered the FT rankings with a bang in 2012, going straight into fourth place with its very first cohort. The programme has since been ranked second, third, and finally has achieved first place in the rankings this year.
adj. 社团的,法人的,共同的,全体的
Nearly 40 percent of China's young people born after 1990 have turned off notifications from social media apps due to the perceived negative impact of social media, according to the recently released Kantar China Social Media Impact Report, Beijing Evening News reported.
亚太地区票房增长了13%,是推动国际票房增长的主力,而中国贡献了整个亚太地区近半票房。

TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
……一边说从来不会让人看到他流汗,一边汗流不止。
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艾伦·狄珍妮丝
6.不是故事的结局不够好,而是我们对故事要求太多。
这部电影有实力冲击很多奖项,但很难领跑其中的任何一项。也许“甜茶”蒂莫西?柴勒梅德的表演是该片冲奥的最大可能。
在成为德国最大贸易伙伴之前,中国是德国在亚洲的最大贸易市场。在过去两年里,德国一直是中国在欧洲最大的贸易伙伴。

Some reminders:

Certainly, the emails have already started flooding in celebrating various products in shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity. But I wonder: Are we suddenly going to see a host of blended pastel ties, as opposed to the currently popular red and blue, popping up in the next round of presidential debates? Place your bets now.

n. 精华,精锐,中坚份子
单词comfort 联想记忆:

This ranking measures the quality and breadth of the schools’ postgraduate programmes. It is based on their performance in the four main rankings published by the FT each year: MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management and Executive Education. Only schools that take part in all four rankings are eligible for a full score.

adj. 暂时的,临时的
The book reflects growing anxiety in some quarters about the possible negative impact of automation on jobs, from manufacturing to professional services. The subtitle of its UK edition warns of “the threat of mass unemployment” and, in the US edition, foresees “a jobless future”.

受到好的affect影响就充满爱affection,受到不好的影响affect就学会假装affected
2015年9月,当“防止虐待动物协会(RSPCA)”的检察员们打开这处位于南澳大利亚阿德莱德的房子时,他们发现了14只猫咪,其中13只已经死去,仅存的那只也瘦弱不堪。

《国土安全》(Homeland):第三季末布洛迪(Brody,戴米恩·路易斯[Damian Lewis]饰)最终被杀后,映时频道(Showtime)的这部间谍惊悚剧似乎走到了尽头。目前看来,第四季没了他却变得充满活力,令人喜爱。卡莉(Carrie,克莱尔·丹尼斯[Claire Danes]饰)这次的对手是美貌、狡猾的巴基斯坦情报官塔斯尼姆(Tasneem,尼姆拉特·考尔[Nimrat Kaur]饰)。
鉴于她的成功,她再也无法过上平凡人的生活。

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