he Senate passed the 4.6-billion-US-dollar border fundi

r funding bill on Wednesday, one day after the House of Representatives approved a markedly different version.

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also seek to set up protocols for the care of children, improve stand

ards of care centers and provide translation services, provisions not in the Senate version.

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The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billi

o上海龙凤1314n. In an interview with Axios, Muilenburg didn’t say how Boeing would compensate airlines, but it could be cash, a discount on future orders or additional pilot training and services.

Airlines seeking compensation include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Norwegian Air, Turkish Air, Ryanair, Flydubai and United Airlines.

“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation consulting firm and pro

fessor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering上海龙凤1314女神会所at Auburn University, told China Daily USA. “It’s a matter of first impression. Some of what Boeing pro

poses to do may be contractual and it’s certainly sound public relations. Boeing wants to keep its customers happy.”

The 10,000-member pilots union for Southwest Airlines said this month it will ask Boeing

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The union hasn’t said how much pilots have lost, but it could be as much as $9 million a month, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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s on Sept 2, but the union said “there is no accurate estimate of when the MAX will return to service.”

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mercial service when the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators say it’s safe to fly.

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he Jobses’ house 上海楼凤and the others in their neighborhood were built by the real estate developer Joseph Eichler, whose company sp

awned more than eleven thousand homes in various California subdivisions between 1950 and 1974. Inspired by Frank

Lloyd Wright’s vision of simple modern homes for the American “everyman,” Eichler built inexpensive houses that featured floor-to-ceiling glass walls, open floor plans, e

xposed post-and-beam construction, concrete slab floors, and lots of sliding glass doors. “Eichler did a great thing,” Jobs said on one of our walks around the

neighborhood. “His houses were smart and cheap and good. They brought clean design and simple taste to lower-income people. They had awe

some little features, like radiant heating in the floors. You put carpet on them, and we had nice toasty floors when we were kids.”

Jobs said that his appreciation for Eichler homes instilled in him a passion for making nicely designed prod

ucts for the mass market. “I love it when you can bring really great design and simple capability to something that doesn’t cost much,” he

said as he pointed out the clean elegance of the houses. “It was the original

vision for Apple. That’s what we tried to do with the first Mac. That’s what we did with the iPod.”

Across the street from the Jobs family lived a man who had become successful as a real estate agent. “He w

asn’t that bright,” Jobs recalled, “but he seemed to be making a fortune. So my dad thought, ‘I can do that.’ He worked so hard, I

remember. He took these night classes, passed the license test, and got into real estate. Then the bottom fell out of the ma

rket.” As a result, the family found itself financially strapped for a year or so while Steve was in elementary school. His

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High requirements for mountaineering admission is anoth

ther professional measure that relates to safety. Anyone without experience climbing mountains above 8,000 meters, and w

ithout adequate capability for independent movement is not allowed on Mount Qomolangma,” he said.

Both overseas and domestic climbers must apply as part of a team, not personally, he said.

Tibet installed a new ladder in a section of the climbing route in 2017, and provided c

limbing ropes as long as 6,000 meters along the path between a section at 6,600 meters and the summit at 8,844 meters.

Cleanup efforts on the mountain involve both environmental considerations and climbing safety. T

he work has become routine, said Tashi Gyatso, the deputy secretary of the regional government.

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stained outbreaks of African swine fever will caus

e devastating consequences to the pig industry and endanger China’s food security, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said.

Before the development of the possible vaccines, researchers in the academy managed to isol

ate an African swine fever virus at a farm hit by an African swine fever outbreak last year in Jiamusi, H

eilongjiang province. Subsequent research was conducted, including on the infectiousness and transmission of the virus.

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences will also focus efforts over the next f

ew years on other areas to help fight African swine fever, including technologies that can quickly test for the vi

rus and kill it with high efficiency, according to a plan released by the academy.

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Condolences flooded social media at the news of Pei’s passing.

Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of

Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas

ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem

embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.

“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t

he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und

erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.

“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla

ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co

mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and

the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin

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Health campaign targets lung diseasews the X-ray che

The National Health Commission will take steps to prevent new cas

es of a lung disease often associated with dusty occupations, a senior official said on Monday.

The campaign is “the most important and compelling work” the commission will conduct with several other ministries to curb

the development of pneumoconiosis, the commission’s vice-minister, Li Bin, said in a policy briefing.

Pneumoconiosis damages lungs and is caused by inhalation of differen

t kinds of dust. It is the No 1 occupational disease in China, mostly in the mining industry.

Pneumoconiosis accounts for about 90 percent of reported occupation

al diseases, according to the commission. And patients are getting younger.

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He visited China for the first time in 2001, where he noticed tha

“It’s such a difference visiting today to see so many different animate

d productions being done in China. Chinese writers, directors and animators ha

ve really jumped into rich storytelling and created really fascinating worlds that the global audience will enjoy seeing,” he says.

Over the past eight years, D’Ambrosia has overseen production of such popular Disney Junior’s shows such as the Emmy Awar

d-winning Sophia the First and The Lion Guard, which is based on Disney’s Oscar-winning 1994 film The Lion King.

Speaking about the key to appealing to children aged between 2 and 7

, he reveals that the tales his team creates are built on down-to-earth research.

“We actually do go into preschools and talk to children about the stori

es and the characters. So we find their words very valuable and adapt our stories to make su

re that they not only comprehend the stories but also relate to the aspirations of the characters,” says D’Ambrosia.

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Smaller airports seeing new surge in busines

More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small

er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.

Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G

uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum

p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates

of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.

“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai

rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but

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Democrats have accused Barr of misleading Congre

ss by testifying in April that he did not know whether Mueller agreed with his initial characterization of the report – failing t

o mention a March 27 letter from the special counsel complaining that Barr’s initial public summary did not “ful

ly capture the context, nature and substance of this Office’s work.” Several Democrats have called on him to resign.

Nadler had set a Wednesday deadline for Barr to hand over the unred

acted report and its underlying evidence. Barr canceled his testimony after clashing wit

h Nadler over the hearing’s format. Nadler said he will move forward with a contempt citation as soon as Monday.

“The very system of government of the United States – the system of l

imited power, the system of not having a president as a dictator – is very much at sta

ke,” Nadler told reporters after a 15-minute committee session held in place of Barr’s appearance.

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Hebei man juggles careers after military service

Xing Jiahua, a member of the post-1990s generation from North China’s Heb

ei province, was a member of the second Chinese peacekeeping force to Africa. After his

discharge from the army, Xing came to Hangzhou, the nation’s foremost city for e-commerce, and opened a shop selli

ng office stationary on Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping platform.

When he was a child, Xing loved sports and practiced athletics and

 wushu, one of the oldest and most famous styles of Chinese m

artial arts. For Xing, opening his own gym has been a dream from childhood. After borrowing money from friend

s — plus a sum of money saved from the Taobao store — his dream came true. At present, Xing’s gym has a stable strea

m of customers and revenue gets as high as 70,000 yuan per month, Xing said.

As for the future, Xing said he will continue to be a “slash” — people who have several car

eers. Xing wants to work hard and make his two businesses better while he is still young.

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