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Inspirations from fathers’ quotes

“Some money is too expensive.” “有些金钱的代价太过昂贵。” When I got my first grown-up job after college my dad asked me how much money I’d be willing to embezzle. 大学毕业后,我得到了成年后的第一份工作,我爸问我愿意贪污多少钱。 My dad was an aerospace engineer, one of the most straight-edge ethical men you can imagine. So I told him the truth, “You raised me to be…

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U.S. outbreak of fake scientific epidemic prevention

New York State attorney general Letitia James has ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to stop making misleading claims about supposed coronavirus cures sold on his website, InfoWars. 纽约州总检察长Letitia James已要求右翼阴谋论者Alex Jones停止制造关于所谓的冠状病毒治疗药物的误导性言论,这些药物在他的InfoWars网站上出售。 The attorney general’s office “is extremely concerned” about Jones hawking these products on his online show, it said in a cease-and-desist letter dated March…

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Starry-Poems for Van Gogh

Starry starry night paint your palette blue and grey look out on a summer’s day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul Shadows on the hills sketch the trees and daffodils catch the breeze and the winter chills in colors on the snowy linen land 繁星点点的夜晚 你的画板上只调制了蓝与灰 用你那双看得见我灵魂污秽的眼睛 在炎夏之日向外望 山坡上的暗影 勾勒出树木与水仙的轮廓 用亚麻布般的苍茫雪地之色 去捕捉阵阵微风与严冬肃杀…

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Global outbreak, 90% of airlines cut jobs

Airline SAS will temporarily halt most of its flights from Monday until conditions for commercial aviation improve, it said, as demand for flights has “more or less disappeared”. 北欧航空公司称,从周一开始将暂停大部分航班,直到商业航空状况好转,因为对航班的需求“差不多快消失了”。 Airlines worldwide are cutting flights and costs amid plunging demand and U.S. travel restrictions on European passengers during the coronavirus outbreak. 在新冠肺炎疫情期间,由于需求量骤减,以及美国对欧洲乘客的旅行限制,全球航空公司都在缩减航班,降低成本。 Europe’s second biggest airline…

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Perfume factory changes to produce free disinfectant

With the reported cases of novel coronavirus in France nearing 4,500 with 91 deaths, some of the country’s most famous luxury brands are switching from perfume to hand sanitizer. 随着法国报告的新冠肺炎病例接近4,500,91例死亡,该国一些著名的奢侈品牌从生产香水转向了生产洗手液。 Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, the parent company of Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy, wants to help French health authorities by manufacturing hand sanitizer and providing…

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Herd immunity is no longer in the UK

The UK’s chief science adviser suggested allowing the coronavirus to spread to build immunity. Government ministers said they’ll promote self-isolation instead. 英国首席科学顾问建议让冠状病毒传播来获得群体免疫。部长们说要采取相反的措施,鼓励自我隔离。 The United Kingdom is previewing a new self-isolation plan for all people over 70 to address the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, following backlash over a proposal to promote immunity…